Farmers again feel caught, hence the protests in recent months.
Bad for cows
According to Spiker, the measure is counterproductive and is bad for his three hundred cows and his farm management. “Together with my wife Klaasje and our adviser, I touched on matters that the minister apparently did not know yet,” says Hendrik, who looks back on a good conversation.
Minister Schouten sat at the kitchen table. There were also the six children of the Spikers. The farming family had sent the minister a letter a few months ago explaining why the measures are not good for the industry. For that reason Carola Schouten came to visit.
Also in Rouveen
Before visiting the farming family, Minister Schouten Rouveen visited Cheese Specialties. There she was shown around by director Klaas Hokse, among others. Rouveen’s largest employer and the most unique cheese maker in the world wants to specialize even further and is investing twenty million euros.