STRONG AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND BIO-PRODUCT SECTORS AND STRONG RURAL COMMUNITIES - VOTE 108

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STRONG AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND BIO-PRODUCT SECTORS AND STRONG RURAL COMMUNITIES - VOTE 108

Under this strategy, the ministry supports agriculture, food and bio-product sectors through a comprehensive approach. Components of this strategy that contribute to the framework for these sectors include: delivery of farm income stabilization and other assistance programs to the agriculture sector; working with agri-food partners in identifying needs and opportunities, and adopting new technologies; investing in agri-food research; investment attraction and investment retention efforts for the processing sector; dealing with regulated marketing issues; and promoting Ontario food and agricultural sales in export and domestic markets.

This strategy also assists rural Ontario in building strong, vital communities with diversified economies and healthy social and environmental climates by working collaboratively with rural communities, municipalities, businesses and organizations to undertake economic development initiatives.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Economic Development 144,040,900 136,537,900 7,503,000 94,264,373
3 Research 72,057,400 65,941,200 6,116,200 112,192,200
4 Business Risk Management Transfers 325,415,700 277,469,500 47,946,200 437,132,125
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 541,514,000 479,948,600 61,565,400 643,588,698
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,000 5,000 - -
Statutory Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 15,000 15,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 22,000 22,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 541,536,000 479,970,600 61,565,400 643,588,698
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Economic Development 300,000 300,000 - -
5 Business Risk Management Transfers 5,000,000 3,000,000 2,000,000 2,064,856
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 5,300,000 3,300,000 2,000,000 2,064,856
  Total Operating Assets 5,300,000 3,300,000 2,000,000 2,064,856
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
7 Agriculture and Rural Affairs Capital 293,493,600 211,365,000 82,128,600 192,771,551
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 293,493,600 211,365,000 82,128,600 192,771,551
  Total Capital Expense 293,493,600 211,365,000 82,128,600 192,771,551



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
108-1 Economic Development      
  Salaries and wages     22,803,600
  Employee benefits     3,282,600
  Transportation and communication     2,019,900
  Services     27,662,900
  Supplies and equipment     958,600
  Transfer payments      
     Agriculture Development   4,353,500  
     Biogas Climate Change   3,000,000  
     Canadian Agricultural Skills Service - Federal   2,000,000  
     Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund   42,000,000  
     Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program   4,600,000  
     Orchards and Vineyards Transition Federal   5,856,000  
     Other Assistance Rural   3,569,000  
     Rural Economic Development Program   18,405,000  
     Rural Summer Jobs Program   3,865,000  
     Growing Forward - Federal - Economic Development   3,073,300 90,721,800
  Subtotal     147,449,400
  Less: Recoveries     3,408,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     144,040,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     5,000
Statutory    Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
108-3 Research      
  Salaries and wages     1,755,100
  Employee benefits     251,800
  Transportation and communication     167,500
  Services     720,500
  Supplies and equipment     90,000
  Transfer payments      
     Competitive Research   1,350,000  
     Food Safety Research   500,000  
     Grants in Lieu of Taxes   550,000  
     Strategic Partnerships   632,500  
     University of Guelph   59,650,000  
     Growing Forward - Federal - Research   6,390,000 69,072,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     72,057,400
108-4 Business Risk Management Transfers      
  Transfer payments      
     Agricorp   19,158,800  
     AgriInsurance   38,750,000  
     AgriInvest   21,000,000  
     AgriStability   88,000,000  
     Ontario Risk Management Program   155,095,000  
     Other Assistance for Risk Management   3,031,900  
     Provision for Loans Guarantees - Commodity Loan Guarantee Program   380,000 325,415,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     325,415,700
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     15,000
  Total Operating Expense for Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities     541,536,000
  OPERATING ASSETS      
108-2 Economic Development      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses      
     Economic Development - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses     300,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     300,000
108-5 Business Risk Management Transfers      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses      
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, Agricorp   1,000  
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, AgriInsurance   1,000  
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, AgriInvest   1,000  
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, AgriStability   4,995,000  
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, Other Assistance for Risk Management   1,000  
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, Risk Management Program   1,000 5,000,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     5,000,000
  Total Operating Assets for Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities     5,300,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
108-7 Agriculture and Rural Affairs Capital      
  Transfer payments      
     Agri-Food and Animal Health Laboratory Infrastructure   500,000  
     Broadband Access Strategy   4,875,000  
     Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund   32,107,200  
     Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund - Federal Contribution   32,107,200  
     Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund   7,000,000  
     Millennium Partnerships   75,000  
     Ontario Small Town and Rural Infrastructure   645,600  
     Research and Education Base Building Investments   5,000,000  
     Research and Education Infrastructure Renewal   1,000,000  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component - Federal Contribution   105,091,800  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component   105,091,800 293,493,600
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     293,493,600
  Total Capital Expense for Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities     293,493,600