Environment: How much do regulations cost hog farmers?

Some answers can be found in the George Morris Centre’s recent comparison of costs in the United States and across Canada.They can vary quite considerably, depending on the size and location of the operation

The George Morris Centre has just completed a detailed paper on the effect of environmental regulations on hog farming. This is the second part of my summary of the study, which covers costs of environmental compliance.

Here, the study identifies the set of environmental regulations affecting hog producers in Canada and the key cost elements of these regulations. On page 31 is a chart providing an overview of provincial and municipal regulations.

Better Pork - December 2007