The farms are near environmentally sensitive areas and the government says they need to comply with EU nature preservation rules. Apparently, the government feels growing food naturally isn’t in alignment with nature. The Netherlands is attempting to cut down its nitrogen pollution and will push ahead with compulsory purchases if not enough farms take up the offer voluntarily.
Farmers will allegedly be offered a deal “well over” the worth of the farm.
Leaked versions of the plan put the figure at 120 percent of the farm’s value– but that figure has not yet been confirmed. Ironically, governments in several nations, including us, have been promising farmers similar deals.
As one confirmed example, farmers in America’s northeast were promised as high as 15 hundred dollars per acre of crops not to farm due to an alleged drought which of course didn’t exist. That amount is more than 2 times if not 3 times what the average farmer would have been paid for crops if they actually had farmed.
The problem? It has been 2 years and no one has been paid.
In fact, many of the farmers who excepted the deal are now facing foreclosure. A word to our farmers, before you accept any deal from any government that sounds too good to be true, make sure you get paid upfront. Looks like governments are promising payments, not delivering, forcing farmers into foreclosure or out of business, and then taking the land for free.