Publication - Environmental and Economic Impact Assessments of Environmental Regulations for the Agriculture Sector : A Case Study of Hog Farming

Title in English
Environmental and Economic Impact Assessments of Environmental Regulations for the Agriculture Sector : A Case Study of Hog Farming
Publication ID
06-097-RB
Published Year
2007
URL
Organization
Subject(s)
Type
Electronic PDF
Cost
Free Publication
Language
Bilingual
Status
Available
Pages
1-163
ISBN
978-0-662-46050-3
Catalogue No.
A38-4/12-2007E-PDF
Summary in English
Over the last several years a great deal of attention and research has been focused on the environmental
impacts of livestock operations, specifically on surface water, groundwater, air quality
and soil. This research and attention has led Canadian provinces to explore policy measures
to address these issues. Further, the Canadian government developed the Agricultural Policy
Framework which included an environmental pillar. The overall goal of the environmental component
of the Agriculture Policy Framework (APF) is to position Canada as the world leader in environmentally responsible production and sustainable development of agriculture, natural
resources and economy.
To achieve these goals, the APF included an objective to conduct a multi-year research study to
establish the role and impact of farm level environmental regulations for primary agriculture. A
cohesive inter-provincial comparison of the set of environmental regulations that are currently
facing agricultural producers in Canada and the resulting competitiveness impacts across the
provinces is one part of the research study. AAFC has requested that this be carried out through
a series of case studies commencing with the hog sector.
The purpose of this project was to provide an ex-post economic and environmental impact assessment of environmental regulations affecting hog farms in Canada. This involved quantifying the economic impacts by estimating private benefits and costs.
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