Thursday, October 03, 2019

10000 farmers slowly drove to the Hague on tractors to snarl up 600 miles of roads, to protest being scapegoated for nitrogen pollution, causing the worst morning commute in Dutch history

The idea that farmers are behind the bump in nitrogen pollution has prompted at least one political party official to suggest the country reduce the number of live animals it produces to cut down on the emission.

Tuesday's protest showed there's a lot at stake for the farmers. According to LTO, exports from the Netherlands' nearly 54,000 farms and agriculture businesses were worth $98.3 billion last year.

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