Policies to Reduce Nitrate Pollution in the European Community and Possible Effects on Livestock Production

In response to high nitrate levels in the water supply in parts of the European Community (EC), regulations to restrict farming practices have been enacted in recent years. A major EC directive, which became law in 1991 but becomes effective in 1999, attempts to restrict the amount of nitrate in the soil. This directive could reduce future livestock numbers in the EC by 12 percent. Local effects would be much higher. The projected reduction in EC livestock numbers is likely to reduce U.S. feedstuff exports and increase livestock product exports.


Issue Date:
1993-09
Publication Type:
Report
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https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/278706
Language:
English
Total Pages:
26
Series Statement:
AGES 9318




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