More protection for soils means more legislation

November 2007
Farmers Weekly;11/16/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 20, p69
Trade Publication
The article reports that members of the European Parliament (Euro-MPs) meeting in Strasbourg, France have voted in favour of a new Directive on soil protection, in a move that will lead to more legislation on the way farmers manage their land in the years ahead. It says that although there is still a long way to go in the European Union (EU) legislative process, this was just the first reading of the Commission's proposals in the European parliament. It states that the Directive could impact the use of fertilisers and manures.


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