Farmers in the Netherlands protest government plan to reduce livestock by 30%

Tractors drive down the A1 highway on their way to the rural farmers' protest in Stroe Bart Maat ANP/AFP

Rev 6:6 NAS “And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Dutch farmers protest livestock cuts to curb nitrogen Thousands of tractor-driving farmers demonstrated in central Netherlands
  • In one of their largest-ever demonstrations, the farmers demanded the scrapping of recently announced plans by the Hague-based government, which could see a 30 percent reduction in livestock.
  • The Netherlands, the world’s second-largest agricultural exporter, is one of the top greenhouse gas emitters in Europe — especially of nitrogen — with much of this blamed on cattle-produced manure and fertilizer.
  • But farmers say they are being unfairly targeted as opposed to big business and industry, with many vowing to resist any plans to scale down or close farms.

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