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Agricultural exports worth nearly €92 billion in 2017

In 2017 the Netherlands exported €91.7 billion in agricultural goods. This marked another new record, up 7% on 2016 when exports ...

News item | 19-01-2018 | 02:00

European Commission gives green light for dairy cattle phosphate system

The European Commission has agreed to the introduction of phosphate rights in Dutch dairy farming. This system and the ...

News item | 19-12-2017 | 16:38

Government wants €75 million for young farmers

The Dutch government is to earmark €75 million for young farmers who are establishing their own companies. Less than 4% of all ...

News item | 14-12-2017 | 10:18

Risk of bird flu diminished: national measures cancelled

Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam has withdrawn nearly all national measures taken to prevent the spread of bird flu, such ...

News item | 19-04-2017 | 17:12

Dutch saline agricultural knowledge brings breakthrough in food security

Dutch researchers have found a way of cultivating specific crops on salinised agricultural soil which had previously been written ...

News item | 23-02-2017 | 12:13

EU confirms: no patents on conventional plant breeding

Plant breeders  must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus does ...

News item | 21-02-2017 | 12:47

Agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports ...

News item | 20-01-2017 | 09:30

Export landwirtschaftlicher Produkte und Lebensmittel erreicht 2016 Rekordhöhe

Der niederländisch Sektor für landwirtschaftliche Produkte und Lebensmittel hat seine Führungsrolle auf dem Weltmarkt weiter ...

News item | 20-01-2017 | 09:30

Indoor confinement obligation for birds kept for commercial purposes

On Wednesday, 09 November 2016, Minister for Agriculture Van Dam instituted an indoor confinement and protection obligation for ...

News item | 17-11-2016 | 07:48

Additional hunting trophies added to the import prohibition list

With immediate effect, hunting trophies of a large number of species may no longer be imported into the Netherlands. These ...

News item | 02-05-2016 | 11:57