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Netherlands | 13 October 2017
How a university helps key an agricultural powerhouse

At first glance, the U.S. and the Netherlands have as much in common as ketchup topping on applesauce. The U.S. is vast in size, the Netherlands tiny, with 1,300 inhabitants per square mile. The U.S....


Netherlands | 14 August 2017
Dutch family farms teeter as a recall of tainted eggs widens

Diligent family farmers like Marjan van de Vis have made the Netherlands the global leader in egg exports. But now she, like many others, finds her livelihood threatened since using a local company th...


Netherlands | 9 August 2017
Dutch test chicken meat following contaminated egg recall

Dutch officials are carrying out spot checks on chickens bred for meat over fears that they too have been treated with a toxic insecticide that has forced the recall of millions of eggs across norther...


Netherlands | 4 August 2017
20,000 pigs die in latest massive Dutch factory farm fire

Some 20,000 pigs have died in a fire at a factory farm near the Gelderland village of Erichem, in what is the second major farm fire this month. The fire broke out in the four two-storey barns whe...


Netherlands | 2 August 2017
Dutch farmers cry 'fowl' as eggs poisoned by insecticide

Dozens of poultry farms have been closed across The Netherlands after a toxic insecticide is believed to have contaminated hundreds of thousands of eggs, Dutch officials said Tuesday. Since Wednesd...


Netherlands | 25 July 2017
Seven Dutch poultry companies closed over toxic substance

The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA halted production at seven companies in the poultry sector after they were found to use poisonous insecticide fipronil in the chicken barns. ...


Netherlands | 21 April 2017
No more bird flu risk in Netherlands, poultry allowed outside

Poultry farmers in the Netherlands no longer have to keep their animals caged. The bird flu risk in the Netherlands is officially gone and State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs decided t...


Netherlands | 29 March 2017
FrieslandCampina faces paper loss of €46m from Huishan Dairy holdings

One of Europe’s biggest dairy companies, FrieslandCampina, is facing a paper loss of up to €46m from its holdings in China Huishan Dairy, the financially stressed company whose shares on Hong Kong’s e...


Netherlands | 27 March 2017
Farmland bird population in Netherlands declined by 70 percent

The number of farmland birds in the Netherlands decreased by over 2.5 million since 1960, which means about 70 percent of the total population disappeared. Some species are almost impossible to find i...


Netherlands | 14 March 2017
Dutch research centre to perform market study on Croatian agriculture

Regional director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Vedrana Kasic Jelusic presented in Osijek a new initiative to develop and promote local producers of fruits and vegetab...


Netherlands | 23 January 2017
Pension fund for Dutch agriculture changes name, targets mergers

The €14.3bn pension fund for the Dutch agricultural sector – Bedrijfspensioenfonds voor de Landbouw – has changed its name to BPL Pensioen and announced its intention to attract pension funds from rel...


Netherlands | 12 January 2017
500,000 Dutch dairy cows are staring down death because of the amount of dung they produce

Half a million Dutch dairy cows have a pretty big problem. If the Netherlands can’t find a way to manage the dung they produce, European Union environmental rules mean they will have to be killed. ...


Netherlands | 16 December 2016
How the Dutch plan to reduce cow numbers to meet phosphate limits

The Dutch dairy sector has come up with a significant package of measures aimed at substantially reducing the production of phosphate by the dairy farming sector in the year 2017. In order to meet ...


Netherlands | 15 December 2016
New Holland Agriculture announces the agreement on the acquisition of Kongskilde Agriculture

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial¹s agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Indu...


Netherlands | 28 November 2016
Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks

About 190,000 ducks have been culled in the Netherlands as the authorities try to prevent the spread of bird flu across northern European countries. The slaughter involved six farms, following the ...


Netherlands | 22 November 2016
Many older farmers have no-one to take over their businesses

Most of the Netherlands’ older farmers and market gardeners have no successor and 15,000 businesses could disappear within the next 10 years, national statistics office CBS said on Monday. In part...


Netherlands | 10 November 2016
Dutch govt orders poultry indoors after bird flu discoveries

The Dutch government said on Wednesday it had ordered farmers in the Netherlands to keep poultry flocks indoors after wildfowl infected with bird flu were discovered in several European countries. ...


Netherlands | 4 November 2016
The Dutch are eating less pork and beef

Meat consumption in the Netherlands has declined for the fifth year in a row, dropping to an average of 75.4 kilos a year in 2015. That is almost a kilo down on 2014, according to research by the ...


Netherlands | 3 November 2016
Poo power: Dutch dairy industry launches €150m biogas project

The air smells fruity, slightly alcoholic. Against the strong hum of machinery, 175 cows are eating hay. As their dung drops to the slatted floor, a machine sweeps it through and it runs underneath th...


Netherlands | 13 September 2016
Poor potato harvest could drive Dutch farmers out of business

Dutch potato farmers face going out of business if the worst fears about this year’s poor crop are realised, industry observers have warned. The combination of a wet spring and hot, dry weather du...


Netherlands | 2 September 2016
Farming ‘hotspots’ carry air pollution risk, Dutch study finds

The countryside is supposed to offer a healthy escape from the blight of city smog, but new research suggests this is not the case for people living near a lot of pig, cow or chicken farms. The air...


Netherlands | 29 June 2016
Farmers say June storms have devastated crops, farm buildings

Farmers in the south east of the Netherlands say June’s storms have caused up to €500m worth of damage to crops this year and are calling on the government to declare a national emergency. That wo...


Netherlands | 24 June 2016
Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat

Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet. Abundan...


Netherlands | 21 June 2016
Dutch giant bullish on dairy in China

Dutch global dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina is bullish on the long-term growth of dairy market in China and plans to expand its business in third- to six-tier cities and rural areas. Together w...


Netherlands | 17 June 2016
Dutch companies to experiment with first ‘floating city dairy farm’

Three Dutch companies have teamed up to establish a “floating dairy farm”, which will be used to supply fresh dairy produce to the city of Rotterdam and could reduce the amount of space needed to rear...


Netherlands | 25 April 2016
Dutch dairy farmers will have to cull cows to meet phosphates limits

New EU environmental rules could see dairy farmers in Holland have to reduce the numbers of cows on their farms significantly. According to Eamon Farrell, Agri Food Policy Executive of ICOS, it is ...


Netherlands | 18 April 2016
Scientists grow crops on Mars soil simulant

If Nasa is working to get humans to land on Mars by 2030, Dr Wieger Wamelink has already made it possible for humans to live there. Well, sort of. Remember that movie, The Martian, where Matt Damon...


Netherlands | 8 December 2015
Dutch dairy farm injecting biogas from animal waste into grid

A Microferm cattle waste digestion facility at a dairy farm in Den Bommel, Netherlands has injected 10,000 m3 of biomethane into the national gas grid since it cam eo online in October this year. B...


Netherlands | 30 October 2015
Dutch nature report: intensive farming is a continuing threat

The World Wide Fund for Nature has published its first major report on wildlife in the Netherlands, warning that action is needed to curb the impact of intensive arable farming if some species are to ...


Netherlands | 13 March 2015
Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina hit by Russian boycott

Geopolitical tensions, including the Russian boycott of Western agricultural produce, hit adjusted profit at Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina in 2014 and the company predicted a similarly unce...