- Netherlands reportedly set to forcibly close 3,000 farms to comply with EU mandate
- The Dutch government is planning to purchase and then close down up to 3,000 farms in an effort to comply with a European Union environmental mandate to slash emissions, according to reports.
- Farmers in the Netherlands will be offered “well over” the worth of their farm in an effort to take up the offer voluntarily, The Telegraph reported. The country is attempting to reduce its nitrogen pollution and will make the purchases if not enough farmers accept buyouts.
- “There is no better offer coming,” Christianne van der Wal, nitrogen minister, told the Dutch parliament on Friday.
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