Back to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Summary page

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; 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
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Economic Development 162,221,800 144,040,900 18,180,900 167,534,551
3 Research 75,169,700 72,057,400 3,112,300 67,258,982
4 Business Risk Management Transfers 180,507,800 325,415,700 (144,907,900) 194,029,461
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 417,899,300 541,514,000 (123,614,700) 428,822,994
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 - 122
  Total Statutory Appropriations 22,000 22,000 - 122
  Total Operating Expense 417,921,300 541,536,000 (123,614,700) 428,823,116
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Economic Development 300,000 300,000 - -
5 Business Risk Management Transfers 5,000,000 5,000,000 - 529,600
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 5,300,000 5,300,000 - 529,600
  Total Operating Assets 5,300,000 5,300,000 - 529,600
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
7 Agriculture and Rural Affairs Capital 2,342,407,900 293,493,600 2,048,914,300 164,740,999
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,342,407,900 293,493,600 2,048,914,300 164,740,999
  Total Capital Expense 2,342,407,900 293,493,600 2,048,914,300 164,740,999



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     25,950,500
  Employee benefits     3,563,500
  Transportation and communication     2,655,000
  Services     27,641,300
  Supplies and equipment     890,700
  Transfer payments      
     Agriculture Development   4,610,500  
     Branding and Marketing Ontario Foods   3,500,000  
     Growing Forward - Federal - Economic Development   4,530,000  
     Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund   65,000,000  
     Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program   4,600,000  
     Orchards and Vineyards Transition Federal   1,300,000  
     Other Assistance Rural   3,569,000  
     Rural Economic Development Program   24,395,000  
     Rural Summer Jobs Program   4,365,000 115,869,500
  Subtotal     176,570,500
  Less: Recoveries     14,348,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     162,221,800
  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     1,731,500
  Employee benefits     253,100
  Transportation and communication     168,900
  Services     643,000
  Supplies and equipment     90,000
  Transfer payments      
     Competitive Research   1,350,000  
     Food Safety Research   500,000  
     Grants in Lieu of Taxes   550,000  
     Growing Forward - Federal - Research   9,445,700  
     Strategic Partnerships   632,500  
     University of Guelph   59,805,000 72,283,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     75,169,700
108-4 Business Risk Management Transfers      
  Transfer payments      
     Agricorp   17,154,900  
     AgriInsurance   30,500,000  
     AgriInvest   25,000,000  
     AgriRecovery   1,000  
     AgriStability   104,524,000  
     Other Assistance for Risk Management   1,606,900  
     Provision for Loans Guarantees - Commodity Loan Guarantee Program   1,000  
     Wildlife Damage Compensation - Federal   720,000  
     Wildlife Damage Compensation - Provincial   1,000,000 180,507,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     180,507,800
  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     417,921,300
  OPERATING ASSETS      
108-2 Economic Development      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses      
     Economic Development - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses   299,000  
     Rural Community Development - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses   1,000 300,000
  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   4,996,000  
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, Other Assistance for Risk Management   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   6,651,000  
     Broadband Infrastructure Fund   20,400,000  
     Broadband Infrastructure Fund - Federal Contribution   20,000,000  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component   156,444,400  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component - Federal Contribution   156,444,400  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component Intake 2   140,406,200  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component Intake 2 - Federal Contribution   140,406,200  
     Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component   30,617,800  
     Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund   12,031,600  
     Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund - Federal Contribution   12,031,600  
     Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund   4,488,600  
     Green Infrastructure Fund   12,522,700  
     Infrastructure Stimulus Fund   813,554,800  
     Infrastructure Stimulus Fund - Federal Contribution   803,658,600  
     Research and Education Base Building Investments   3,000,000  
     Research and Education Infrastructure Renewal   9,250,000 2,342,407,900
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     2,342,407,900
  Total Capital Expense for Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities     2,342,407,900