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Farming with a physical impairment: Life is tough, but so are farmers

Farming is hard work and involves numerous risks. In a split second, an accident can turn your life upside down. Our farmers, however, are tough…

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Column: Autumn holidays

It’s the autumn holidays in Belgium. The children are at home and doing all kinds of chores on the farm. Besides chickens we also have…

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From a desk to the farm, how strawberries changed Matija’s life

“Let’s not look at each other as competition, the more we grow, the less imports there will be!” Matija Brinjak, 29, started out as a…

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Vervaet: a small family business transforms into a leading international player

Dutch company Vervaet is definitely the reference in Europe for slurry and manure processing or beet harvesting. The company alternately produces beet harvesters and manure…

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Column: 3 years of growing strawberries

Dear readers, In the first issue of Farmers of Europe, you could read my story and how I ended up growing strawberries in Veliki Banovac,…

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European green deal, it’s the economy stupid!

By Jannes Maes   While it seems appropriate these days to dispense with any sense of nuance in order to make a point, I would…

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Column: October 1st

Exactly one year ago on October 1, thousands of tractors rode to the Malieveld in The Hague. It had been decades since the agriculture-related sectors…

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Milking near Brussels

“Urbanisation is a big problem in Flanders!” Bart Vanderstraeten (38) runs a mixed farm with his wife Marijke (31) in Merchtem, a village just outside…

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Corona and agriculture: the impact on our industry

This is the first time, for all of us, that we are experiencing a pandemic like coronavirus. The impact was difficult to estimate but measures…

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Electrical weed control in fruit and wine plantations.

Until recently, if you wanted to control weeds in fruit plantations or vineyards, your choices were either pesticides or attacking the weeds mechanically. In 2018,…

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