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TerryDawg03
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Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules

From The Guardian:

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While being lauded internationally as the “tiny country that feeds the world” and the continent’s biggest meat exporter, the Netherlands has been struggling at home with a pollution crisis caused by an excess of farm animals.

“We can’t be the tiny country that feeds the world if we shite ourselves,” said MP Tjeerd de Groot, from the Democrats 66 party, which is part of the coalition government in the Netherlands.

The country has the highest density of livestock in Europe – more than four times that of the UK or France – with more than 100 million cattle, chickens and pigs in total.



From The Telegraph via MSN:

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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.


Why do this?

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The Dutch cabinet also wants to draw up a long term plan for the future of agriculture with farmers, environmental groups and local government.

The voluntary buyout scheme was “the only way to finally create opportunities for the construction of homes, the construction of new infrastructure and for projects to make the Netherlands more sustainable in the shortest possible time,” said Ingrid Thijssen, chairman of VNO-NCW, an employers’ federation in the Netherlands.

Last month, the Netherlands Assessment Agency said other buyout schemes over the last 25 years had failed to substantially cut the number of cattle.


What about inflation? IamExpat

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According to the latest figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Dutch inflation rate fell slightly to 14,3 percent in October. In spite of this, however, food prices across the country continue to rise.

Inflation in the Netherlands falls to 14,3 percent

After inflation reached record highs in September, CBS reports that October once again saw the national inflation rate fall, albeit slightly, with prices for goods and services being an average of 14,3 percent higher than this time last year.

Inflation remains high across the continent, although the Dutch figures are higher than the EU average. According to Eurostat, inflation in the Eurozone rose from 9,9 percent in September 2022 to 10,7 percent last month.



The government wants to reduce the supply of livestock while they're experiencing record inflation and their inflation is higher than the EU average. The Dutch are being sold out.


LSUBogeyMan
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
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the Netherlands has been struggling at home with a pollution crisis caused by an excess of farm animals




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“There is no better offer coming,” Christianne van der Wal, nitrogen minister,


The nitrogen minister?

The world is seriously fricked.


TigerAxeOK
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
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The nitrogen minister? 


I queued in on that as well. Like
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The world is seriously fricked.

Once again we find ourselves in agreement.


Figgy
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
Suicidal actions. None of what is happening here is accidental.


RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
It’s all about the land and has very little to do with what they claim. That is just the hammer they are using so they can increase their population and housing. More pollution.


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pensacola
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
The only place to get accurate info on this topic is here:

Eva Vlaardingenbroek
This post was edited on 11/28 at 11:56 pm


TheRoarRestoredInBR
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Absolutely, and you can damn well bet that the right people are being greased to commit treason upon their populaces.


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IceTiger
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
The farmers were a problem to them...they just made them not farmers anymore.

Problem solved in their psychotic eyes.


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CDawson
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
The Russians did this kind of BS and millions starved to death. These people are insane.


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The Russians did this kind of BS and millions starved to death. These people are insane.

Yeah, but at least it’s a good time to try something like this, with the global economy so strong and political/social stability everywhere.
This post was edited on 11/29 at 1:04 am


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LuckyTiger
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
Some people will say this could never happen here in the US.

I predict the government to start confiscating cattle ranches within 25 years.


David_DJS
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Some people will say this could never happen here in the US. I predict the government to start confiscating cattle ranches within 25 years.

Don’t they already do something similar?

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.


LuckyTiger
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
Ehh

Encouraging people to keep land fallow or plant a particular plant isn’t what I have in mind.

I’m talking outright bans and confiscation.


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IceTiger
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
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Some people will say this could never happen here in the US.


In the past 20 years, our populace has allowed

-fed's overthrow of no less than 15 foreign governments
-election irregularity
-quarantine the healthy
-allied nation concentration camps
-enforcing stasi/gestapo police action against neighbors
-subjugation to media
-fbi to facilitate election preferences
-foreign aid money laundering
-shutdown of free enterprise energy production
...

Pretty certain everyone on this board just expects it to happen...even lefties


LuckyTiger
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
Or something, some mechanism to the effect that makes raising cattle unprofitable.


TheRoarRestoredInBR
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
I gave the first upvote..wanted to give 100.


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themunch
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
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pollution crisis caused by an excess of farm animals


First we cull the animals, then the people.


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Strannix
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
So they just want the land at the end of the day


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MMauler
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re: Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules
This SHOULD BE a Babylon Bee article.


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