WATCH – Dutch farmers bring Christmas spirit to Amsterdam

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Dutch farmers have brought a little festive cheer and spirit to Amsterdam parading their “Christmas” tractors through the streets.

Despite facing tough times financially, the country’s farmers still found the time to decorate their tractors with Christmas trees, lights and presents on Wednesday, December 21 – the shortest day of the year.

Farmers in the Netherlands, like most others around the European Union, are having to scale back operations as they struggle to meet new environmental emission limits. According to sources within the country, the requirement has been badly handled by the government potentially putting many farms at risk of closure.

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