Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs helps to build and maintain a strong, competitive agri-food sector that is integral to Ontario's economy. The ministry invests in the following key areas: innovation, research, rural economic development, food safety, animal health and welfare, environmental stewardship, farm income support, and emergency preparedness. The ministry also helps rural Ontario to build strong, vital communities with diversified economies and healthy social and environmental climates.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
101   Ministry Administration Program 37,385,800 32,051,200 5,334,600 31,092,225
107   Better Public Health and Environment 65,301,600 89,508,600 (24,207,000) 59,973,700
108   Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities 481,881,500 665,760,000 (183,878,500) 423,795,400
   Less: Special Warrants - 153,200,000 (153,200,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 584,568,900 634,119,800 (49,550,900) 514,861,325
   Special Warrants - 153,200,000 (153,200,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 96,014 110,540 (14,526) 3,090,900
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 584,664,914 787,430,340 (202,765,426) 517,952,225
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - AgriCorp 310,518,000 252,470,000 58,048,000 303,341,130
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) 4,829,800 9,312,800 (4,483,000) 7,261,091
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 900,012,714 1,049,213,140 (149,200,426) 828,554,446
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
101   Ministry Administration Program 300,000 300,000 - -
107   Better Public Health and Environment 500,000 500,000 - -
108   Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities 3,300,000 3,300,000 - -
   Less: Special Warrants - 800,000 (800,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 4,100,000 3,300,000 800,000 -
   Special Warrants - 800,000 (800,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 11,800,000 11,800,000 - 4,853,000
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 15,900,000 15,900,000 - 4,853,000
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
108   Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities 211,365,000 183,640,600 27,724,400 307,891,214
   Less: Special Warrants - 56,400,000 (56,400,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 211,365,000 127,240,600 84,124,400 307,891,214
   Special Warrants - 56,400,000 (56,400,000) -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 211,365,000 183,640,600 27,724,400 307,891,214
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - AgriCorp 2,800,000 2,300,000 500,000 2,216,000
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) (2,090,000) (2,550,000) 460,000 (64,848,077)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 212,075,000 183,390,600 28,684,400 245,259,137
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,112,087,714 1,232,603,740 (120,516,026) 1,073,813,583

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