Real Agriculture - Livestock Producers Could Bear the Brunt of a 25% Tax Increase in Lethbridge County
Written by Shaun Haney
Have you ever been to Picture Butte? It is the feedlot capital of Canada. Picture Butte and Lethbridge County are the largest cattle feeding area in Canada. I have lived in the Picture Butte area my entire life. It comes with a butte that no longer exists, a shut down sugar factory that now stores grain and certain smell that defines the area. That smell is cow manure.
Lethbridge County is a very intense agricultural county that is home to progressive operations covering livestock and crops. The economic output would rival any county in the country.
In order to make all of this happen you need infrastructure and this is the county’s newest controversial challenge — how to create a user-pay model to maintain the infrastructure of roads, bridges, and so on.
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