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'No Farmers, No Food': Dutch Farmers Face the Fight of Their Lives as Climate Mandates Threaten Farms

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Farmers in the Netherlands are facing the fight of their lives as their livelihoods hang in the balance over government climate control mandates, and it appears there's no end in sight to their protests.

The farmers are finding all sorts of ways to voice their outrage, holding huge rallies and blocking traffic with their farming equipment and materials.

Some even gathered hundreds of tractors to spell out, "No Farmers, No Food."

Dutch officials insist they must abide by European rules, while the farmers say restrictions on the use of nitrogen will put them out of business.

Appearing on this week's episode of The Global Lane, former U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra says the E.U. mandates could lead to brownouts, and home heating oil and food shortages.

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Gary Lane

Mr. Lane currently serves as International News Director and Senior International Correspondent for CBN News. He has traveled to more than 120 countries—many of them restricted nations or areas hostile to Christianity and other minority faiths where he has interviewed persecution victims and has provided video reports and analysis for CBN News. Also, he has provided written stories and has served as a consultant for the Voice of the Martyrs. Gary joined The Christian Broadcasting Network in 1984 as the first full-time Middle East Correspondent for CBN News. Based in Jerusalem, Gary produced