Now EU climate agenda farm land shutdowns are coming for Germany.

New rules being enforced starting this week have farmers pleading that their productivity—and possibly their existence—will be decimated by restrictions on crucial, commonly-used fertilizers.

The rules, being phased in as part of Brussels’ “zero carbon” climate agenda, constitute a “red alert” danger for German farmers in North Rhine-Westphalia and elsewhere, according to reporting by the German Bild newspaper.

Last week, Netherlands farmers were told the government would forcibly buy out as many as three thousand farms, to comply with carbon emission reduction goals being imposed by radical UN climate agenda goals signed onto by the EU. 

German farmer anger and protests over new restrictions were discussed in the German parliament this past Wednesday.

Agriculture Minister Silke Gorißen stated before the expert committee that she believed the wider agricultural regions coming under new restrictions to be a “step backwards.” Gorißen has advocated for allowing farmers who are making “exceptional” efforts with regard to carbon reduction practices to be excepted from harsher rules.

Meanwhile, farmers say the new fertilizer rules are endangering their variability.

The new regulations increase the amount of land that farmers must subject to decreased fertilizer treatments.  In effect, a third of the land of many farmers now must abide by the limited fertilizer rules.

This means that the area on which less fertilizer may be used is drastically increased from the last 165,000 to 500,000 hectares – a third of the usable area!

Erich Gussen, Vice President of the Rhenish Agricultural Association, said concerning the restrictions: “If a wheat field needs 200 kilos of fertilizer for optimal yield, farmers would now be forced to use 40 kilos less. That means a drop in yield and the quality of the wheat will suffer!”

Gussen, who grows wheat, barley and corn in the Jülich Börde region, spoke for farmers, saying, according to the Bilde, “There is great indignation among the farmers; [it] really upsets us!”

Coming To The U.S.?

The Biden Administration propaganda-named “Inflation Reduction Act” contains farming provisions related to fertilizers, land use and livestock that are meant as a kind of “carrot” approach to entice farmers to adopt supposedly carbon reducing practices.

The legislation provides billions in financial incentives for farmers to adopt practices such as “no till” farming, planting more cover crops, and feed changes for cows, etc.

But even scientists admit that these initiatives may be of limited benefit, and that the science and practice are, to put it mildly, “complicated.”

An article on the subject by noted:

“Another reputedly climate-friendly practice is no-till farming, which is growing in popularity. By not plowing fields, farmers protect the topsoil from erosion. They also save on diesel, which benefits their bottom line and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. Crop yields can increase as carbon accumulates in the upper root zone, enriching the soil and helping it retain moisture.

“At the same time, studies have shown that carbon decreases in deeper layers of certain soils, making the net change small or zero in those places. And during the first decade, no-till fields release higher levels of nitrous oxide as microbes break down crop residues, although the levels eventually decline. A further complication is permanence: Few U.S. farmers continue the practice uninterrupted.” 

In Europe, countries like the Netherlands, and now Germany are clearly eschewing any kind of “carrot” approach to farmers in trying to achieve climate agenda carbon emission goals. Instead they’re using a bludgeoning stick that may end up beating down not only farmers, but millions in third world nations who will be the first to feel the resulting food supply shortages.

Right now, like so many other aspects of climate agenda goals, there are vastly exaggerated claims being made concerning the abilities of “green technologies” to simply replace and be as efficient or productive as the technologies that are being phased out.

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