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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
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Economic Development 202,511,500 141,495,800 61,015,700 169,448,516
3 Research 85,077,500 73,546,400 11,531,100 77,634,908
4 Business Risk Management Transfers 238,055,900 330,447,900 (92,392,000) 237,578,348
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 525,644,900 545,490,100 (19,845,200) 484,661,772
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 2,015,000 15,000 2,000,000 2,039,617
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,022,000 22,000 2,000,000 2,039,617
  Total Operating Expense 527,666,900 545,512,100 (17,845,200) 486,701,389
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Economic Development 300,000 300,000 - -
5 Business Risk Management Transfers 5,000 4,999,000 (4,994,000) 201,039
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 305,000 5,299,000 (4,994,000) 201,039
Statutory Business Risk Management - Prior Year Advances and Recoverable Amounts, the Financial Administration Act - 1,000 (1,000) -
  Total Statutory Appropriations - 1,000 (1,000) -
  Total Operating Assets 305,000 5,300,000 (4,995,000) 201,039
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
7 Agriculture and Rural Affairs Capital 151,345,200 198,687,700 (47,342,500) 542,631,756
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 151,345,200 198,687,700 (47,342,500) 542,631,756
  Total Capital Expense 151,345,200 198,687,700 (47,342,500) 542,631,756



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     22,751,700
  Employee benefits     3,343,800
  Transportation and communication     1,785,200
  Services     20,323,200
  Supplies and equipment     485,100
  Transfer payments      
     Agriculture Development   5,118,500  
     Growing Forward - Federal - Economic Development   12,200,000  
     Horse Racing Industry Transition Program   69,200,000  
     Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund   47,000,000  
     Ontario Wine Grape Transition Program   2,835,000  
     Other Assistance Rural   1,069,000  
     Rural Economic Development Program   14,535,000  
     Rural Summer Jobs Program   2,865,000 154,822,500
  Subtotal     203,511,500
  Less: Recoveries     1,000,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     202,511,500
  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     2,218,900
  Employee benefits     297,800
  Transportation and communication     176,700
  Services     1,044,600
  Supplies and equipment     90,000
  Transfer payments      
     Competitive Research   3,000,000  
     Food Safety Research   500,000  
     Grants in Lieu of Taxes   750,000  
     Growing Forward - Federal - Research   6,200,000  
     Strategic Partnerships   3,944,500  
     University of Guelph   66,855,000 81,249,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     85,077,500
108-4 Business Risk Management Transfers      
  Transfer payments      
     Agricorp   14,248,000  
     AgriInsurance   35,000,000  
     AgriInvest   23,000,000  
     AgriRecovery   1,000  
     AgriStability   49,967,000  
     Ontario Risk Management Program   113,750,000  
     Other Assistance for Risk Management   30,900  
     Provision for Loan Guarantees - Commodity Loan Guarantee Program   1,000  
     Wildlife Damage Compensation - Federal   1,058,000  
     Wildlife Damage Compensation - Provincial   1,000,000 238,055,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     238,055,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     2,015,000
  Total Operating Expense for Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities     527,666,900
  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   1,000  
     Business Risk Management - Deposits and Prepaid Expenses, Other Assistance for Risk Management   1,000 5,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     5,000
  Total Operating Assets for Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities     305,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
108-7 Agriculture and Rural Affairs Capital      
  Transfer payments      
     Agri-Food and Animal Health Laboratory Infrastructure   500,000  
     Broadband Infrastructure Fund   29,523,800  
     Broadband Infrastructure Fund - Federal Contribution   17,973,800  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component   24,945,200  
     Building Canada Fund - Communities Component - Federal Contribution   24,945,200  
     Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component   5,610,000  
     Green Infrastructure Fund   11,780,000  
     Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program - Phase 3   10,321,100  
     Other Community Infrastructure - Federal   1,000  
     Other Community Infrastructure - Provincial   10,263,700  
     Research and Education Base Building Investments   3,000,000  
     Research and Education Infrastructure Renewal   12,481,400 151,345,200
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     151,345,200
  Total Capital Expense for Strong Agriculture, Food and Bio-product Sectors and Strong Rural Communities     151,345,200