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Measuring the Compliance Cost of Environmental Regulations of Beef Cattle Farms in Ontario

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dc.contributor.advisor Fox, Glenn Albrecht, Derek 2012-08-30 2012-09-13T20:02:12Z 2012-09-13T20:02:12Z 2012-09-13
dc.description.abstract This study examines the compliance cost of current and proposed environmental and species regulations on Ontario beef cattle farms. A mathematical programming model was used to simulate regulatory scenarios under the Ontario Nutrient Management Act (2002), the Ontario Clean Water Act (2007) and the Ontario Endangered Species Act (2007). Both the feedlot and cow-calf models are examined using a uniform manure application and optimal nutrient management strategy in each scenario. Under the Nutrient Management Act, feedlot operations using a uniform application strategy face compliance costs of up to 3.09%, but can eliminate compliance costs altogether by switching to an optimal nutrient application strategy. Compliance costs for cow-calf farmers are up to 9.57% under a land reduction scenario and 8.68% with a previously proposed land restriction. The Endangered Species Act scenario causes cow-calf farmers to face compliance costs of up to 6.60% due to restricted use of alfalfa and pasture land. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship OMAFRA en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject ontario beef en_US
dc.subject environmental regulations en_US
dc.subject nutrient management act en_US
dc.subject compliance cost en_US
dc.subject clean water act en_US
dc.title Measuring the Compliance Cost of Environmental Regulations of Beef Cattle Farms in Ontario en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US Master of Science en_US Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US

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