Agricultural Landuse

OMAFRA, in partnership with other public and private sector partners, recognizes the need to protect agricultural land for agricultural land uses, and has adopted policies which protect agricultural land and farm operations for the long term. Land use planning through documents such as the Greenbelt Act, 2005; the Guide to Agricultural Use; the Nutrient Management Act, 2002; the Farming and Food Production Protection Act, 1998; the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Document Formulae and Guidelines for Livestock Facility and Anaerobic Digester Odour Setbacks; and the Provincial Policy Statement, 2005 help ensure future planning stability in rural areas.

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Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 14 December 2011
Last Reviewed: 31 March 2014