Agriculture and the environment

Angry farmers block Dutch highways to protest pollution plan

Farmers driving tractors are blocking highways in the Netherlands in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country’s agriculture sector THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge …

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Dutch government angers farmers with tough emission goals

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government unveiled goals Friday to drastically reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides to protect the environment, a plan that would lead to major upheavals in the Netherlands’ multibillion dollar agriculture industry and has already angered some farmers. Calling it an “unavoidable transition,” the government mandated reductions in emissions of up …

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