Province of Utrecht wants to help farmer Simon who lost land: ‘An extremely unfortunate situation’

Province of Utrecht wants to help farmer Simon who lost
Simon van de Vendel said that he is awake because of the debts he has incurred to switch to organic. Because he can no longer use part of the land that he leases from January, the question is whether he can repay his debt. He said that the province has helped him enormously with the switch. The then provincial executive and current Minister of the Interior, Hanke Bruins Slot, together with aldermen from the region, also planted a fruit orchard on his land in November 2021. This was done as part of a project from the province to return small landscape elements to, for example, farmyards in order to stimulate biodiversity.

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