Dutch farmers face high land prices and environmental costs.
The Netherlands scores well on competitiveness (profit) and labour productivity (people), but when it comes to planet it does only averagely. Farmers face higher land prices and environmental costs than colleagues in sparsely populated areas with highly productive agribusinesses in Denmark and parts of Germany and France. Hermans expects that businesses in the northern Netherlands will stay competitive but farmers elsewhere in the country much less so. ® AS