Fewer but bigger farms in Holland

The number of agricultural companies dropped by a third to 77,000 between 1995 and 2007, the national statistics office CBS reports on Wednesday.

But the total area of cultivated farmland has not changed – most agricultural companies have grown in size and become less labour-intensive, the CBS reports. An average farm measured 25 hectares in 2007 compared with 17 hectares in 1995.

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