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For and against students getting the crops in | Letters | Environment

Readers respond to an earlier letter suggesting that students should replace migrant farm workers after Brexit A backpacker picks apples during harvest in a fruit orchard. Photograph: Robert Lang Photography/Getty ImagesIn the agricultural sector there is a shortfall of 4,300 jobs with a tiny proportion of the

Dutch cow poo overload causes an environmental stink | Environment

Dairy farms in the Netherlands are producing so much dung they can’t get rid of it safely. Now the WWF is calling for a 40% cut in herd numbers to protect the environment Ammonia emissions from the Netherlands’ 1.8 million cows are affecting air quality. Photograph: JLBvdWOLF/AlamyThere