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agricultural revolution sees six out of seven farms disappear since 1950

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agricultural revolution sees six out of seven farms disappear since 1950

photo: depositphotos.comthe dutch farming sector has been transformed since the war by massive consolidation that has seen six out of every seven farms disappear, new figures show.a study by the cbs confirmed that large-scale agribusinesses now dominate the sector. the average pig farm in 2017 had 1,600 animals, against a figure of seven in 1950. similarly, cattle farmers now have an average herd of nearly 160 cows, compared to 13 in 1950.overall the netherlands has 55,000 farming businesses, cultivating a total area of 1.8 million hectares. both the number of farms and the total land area have shrunk since 1950, when there were 410,000 farms working 2.3 million hectares overall.the number of...