Gov’t takes steps to reduce Man. hog sector red tape

June 29, The Western Producer (Editorial)

The Manitoba government’s Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act is a welcome action to allow hog farmers an opportunity to grow.

The previous government had imposed regulations regarding barn construction and manure management that amounted to a moratorium on new barn construction.

The Progressive Conservative government that was elected a year ago has already ended the onerous building code requirements, putting them now on par with agricultural building codes in other provinces.

The red tape cutting legislation that is expected to pass this fall will end costly requirements for anaerobic digester manure treatments that were another nearly insurmountable impediment to hog barn construction. Read more.

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