Economic Assessment of Compliance Costs for Laying Hen Farmers under the Nutrient Management Act and Clean Water Act of Ontario

dc.contributor.advisorFox, Glenn Cameron
dc.contributor.authorAfum, Patrick Deletsa
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-10T19:28:13Z
dc.date.available2014-09-10T19:28:13Z
dc.date.copyright2014-09
dc.date.created2014-08-08
dc.date.issued2014-09-10
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeFood, Agriculture and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the levels of compliance costs associated with the Nutrient Management Act (2002) and the Clean Water Act (2007) of Ontario. The NMA (2002) sets standards for manure production and handling by livestock farmers in Ontario and the CWA (2007) considers nitrogen and phosphorus application in source water protection areas as a threat to water quality. Previous studies on compliance cost conclude that the timely receipt of results from manure analysis would reduce or remove the cost of complying with the nutrient regulations. I develop a model for a large scale laying hen farm using the certainty equivalent whole farm gross margin model proposed by Robison and Barry (1987). Under the NMA (2002) compliance cost is 16.4% of annual farm gross with a uniform manure application but disappears with an optimal manure application. The CWA (2007) with an optimal manure application results in compliance costs of 14.4%.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Guelph
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
dc.description.sponsorshipPoultry Industry of Ontario
dc.description.sponsorshipEnvironmental Sustainability Policy Compliance Costs, Comparative Advantage, and Competitiveness of Ontario Livestock Industry
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8440
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectCompliance Costen_US
dc.subjectPoultryen_US
dc.subjectNutrient Management Acten_US
dc.subjectClean Water Acten_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Regulationsen_US
dc.subjectOntarioen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectLaying Henen_US
dc.subjectEgg Farmersen_US
dc.subjectLivestocken_US
dc.titleEconomic Assessment of Compliance Costs for Laying Hen Farmers under the Nutrient Management Act and Clean Water Act of Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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