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Man. adds limits on hog barns, eyes buyouts


June 6, 2011
By Manitoba Co-Operator

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June 3, 2011 – Limits on
expansion in Manitoba’s hog industry, again meant to reduce phosphorus levels
in Lake Winnipeg, will now include a requirement for “advanced environmental
practices” on farms before new barns can be built.
June 3, 2011 – Limits on
expansion in Manitoba’s hog industry, again meant to reduce phosphorus levels
in Lake Winnipeg, will now include a requirement for “advanced environmental
practices” on farms before new barns can be built.

Reversing nutrient loading
in the lake now also finds the province considering buyouts of farmers in
flood-prone areas as part of a surface water management strategy.

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