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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ (OMAFRA) vision is for thriving rural Ontario, agricultural and food sectors. To achieve this vision our mission is to act as a catalyst for transforming the agriculture and food sectors and rural communities for a healthy Ontario. OMAFRA invests in the following key areas: research and innovation; agriculture and food sector economic development; rural economic development and infrastructure; farm income stabilization; and food safety, animal health and environmental stewardship.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
101   Ministry Administration Program 26,490,800 26,278,700 212,100 25,854,221
107   Better Public Health and Environment 90,328,000 76,471,700 13,856,300 62,460,529
108   Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities 417,899,300 541,514,000 (123,614,700) 428,822,994
109   Policy Development 14,618,500 14,253,600 364,900 14,005,956
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 549,336,600 658,518,000 (109,181,400) 531,143,700
Statutory Appropriations 96,014 96,014 - 91,090
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 549,432,614 658,614,014 (109,181,400) 531,234,790
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Agricorp 306,274,000 322,876,000 (16,602,000) 187,039,344
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) 6,238,800 6,497,500 (258,700) 7,318,100
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 861,945,414 987,987,514 (126,042,100) 725,592,234
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
101   Ministry Administration Program 300,000 300,000 - -
107   Better Public Health and Environment 500,000 500,000 - 106,900
108   Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities 5,300,000 5,300,000 - 529,600
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 6,100,000 6,100,000 - 636,500
Statutory Appropriations 11,800,000 11,800,000 - 5,511,700
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 17,900,000 17,900,000 - 6,148,200
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
101   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
108   Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities 2,342,407,900 293,493,600 2,048,914,300 164,740,999
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,342,408,900 293,494,600 2,048,914,300 164,740,999
Statutory Appropriations 142,200 66,000 76,200 -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 2,342,551,100 293,560,600 2,048,990,500 164,740,999
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Agricorp 670,000 2,400,000 (1,730,000) 2,206,000
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) (10,080,000) (3,830,000) (6,250,000) (2,079,710)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 2,333,141,100 292,130,600 2,041,010,500 164,867,289
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
101   Ministry Administration Program 1,127,300 930,000 197,300 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,127,300 930,000 197,300 -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 1,127,300 930,000 197,300 -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 3,195,086,514 1,280,118,114 1,914,968,400 890,459,523