Pieter’s spuds still remain in the ground, despite ‘harvest obligation’: ‘I have no other choice’

The ware potatoes of arable farmer Pieter Evenhuis from Giethoorn are in excellent condition. Just a few more weeks before they can be taken out of the ground. But if Evenhuis wants to comply with the rules, he no longer has that time and he has to harvest them this week, ripe or not. “Since when does the government determine how long a potato can grow?”