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Manitoba may relax rules for certain hog barns


February 9, 2015, Winnipeg, Man – Manitoba’s provincial government is taking baby steps toward relaxing its province-wide hog barn building moratorium.

Manitoba agriculture minister Ron Kostyshyn told the recent Keystone Agricultural Producers annual convention that his department and Manitoba Conservation are discussing “pilot projects” in which the requirement for any new hog barn to include an anaerobic manure digester would be relaxed. READ MORE