Skip to comments.Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
Posted on 11/29/2022 8:42:14 AM PST by Twotone
The Dutch government plans to buy and close down up to 3,000 farms near environmentally sensitive areas to comply with EU nature preservation rules.
The Netherlands is attempting to cut down its nitrogen pollution and will push ahead with compulsory purchases if not enough farms take up the offer voluntarily.
Farmers will be offered a deal “well over” the worth of the farm, according to the government plan that is targeting the closure of 2,000 to 3,000 farms or other major polluting businesses.
Earlier leaked versions of the plan put the figure at 120 per cent of the farm’s value but that figure has not yet been confirmed by ministers.
“There is no better offer coming,” Christianne van der Wal, nitrogen minister, told MPs on Friday. She said compulsory purchases would be made with “pain in the heart”, if necessary.
The Netherlands needs to reduce its emissions to comply with EU conservation rules and agriculture is responsible for almost half the nitrogen emitted in the proud farming nation.
The Dutch environment agency has warned that native species are disappearing faster in the Netherlands than in the rest of Europe and that biodiversity is under threat.
But the new plan looks set to reignite tensions with farmers over nitrogen reduction.
Dutch farmers have staged mass protests, burnt hay bales, dumped manure on highways and picketed ministers' houses over the last three years.
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Then where will they grow all those tulips?...................
The Dutch and the German Middle Class are being forced into Vegetarianism.
“Let’s see if we can get the Europeans to starve themselves. Those dummies will do anything we tell them, comrades.”
But the big three owned by billionaires will ramp up the soylent green output to feed the public. Fortified with Vax boosters in every swallow.
I think I discovered the root cause of the problem.
Much easier to control the people when they are entirely dependent on the government for food.
Market value is not the same as the net present value of the property, equipment, as well as the future earnings from farming.
After the government forces the sale of property, these farmers are unemployed with farming skills that the government refuses to let them do. A very poor deal for the farmers. A very poor deal for the serfs as food costs will soar and availability will plummet. It is a great deal from the elites.
Idiocracy in 2023. Waiting for it in 2452 is not going to happen.
“nitrogen minister??? The madness spreads with sales offers as determined by the government at the point of a gun and compulsory confiscation, if necessary. A lot of these government suicide officials need to be turned into nitrogen.
Americans spent blood and treasury to free the people of Europe and then they go vote themselves into slavery.
Prediction - when the western culture is debased down to a shadow of what it once was the Muslims will take over.
There is a growing genocide unfolding and we’re distracted with bread and circuses.
mmm! mmm!grubs worms insects!
Those aren’t farms.
Those Animal Refuge Centers. The Nitogen Minister hates animals...cute, sweet, friendly animals.
We went thru this kind of nonsense in my previous town in OR. The Greenies had taken over the county & they were telling people they couldn’t fertilize or poison within 10 feet of a creek or water source. Why can’t the Netherlands just institute a bumper area like this? Why take down the whole farm? True insanity.
“restrictions without perspective” is an understatement.
They need a Nexit.
This is what they get for sticking their fingers in a dike................
Get in the box cars. You’re going on an all expense paid vacation.
“The Netherlands is attempting to cut down its nitrogen pollution”
Better living through mass starvation.
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