07-11-2012 09:03 AM
French sugar-beet harvesting slowed by wet October
French sugar-beet harvesting was slowed down by unusually wet weather last month, disrupting the supply of roots to processors, industry researcher In...
05-11-2012 08:35 AM
EU states squabble over contentious budget
The run-up to this month’s EU 2014-20 budget summit is proving even more fractious than usual as the major contributors dig their heels in, demanding ...
02-11-2012 08:06 AM
EU faces pork price “shock wave”
With a ban on gestation-sow stalls set to become law on Jan. 1, EU hog producers are warning that pork prices will rise significantly as the productio...
30-10-2012 07:47 AM
French put CAP centre of the agenda
French politicians who will play a key role in deciding the shape of the next Common Agricultural Policy have unveiled their thoughts on how their far...
26-10-2012 13:52 PM
Pig welfare has a price for Europe's pork lovers
Europe's pregnant pigs will be happier next year but pork eaters will pay more and some breeders will go out of business as new porcine welfare rules ...
24-10-2012 09:50 AM
French grain producers set up fund to aid livestock breeders
France’s grain-grower organizations set up a fund to provide financing to modernize the country’s livestock industry.
The fund will be based on vol...
24-10-2012 08:36 AM
France wants EU to review long-term risks of GM crops
A controversial study pointing to health risks from a type of genetically modified maize and a related pesticide did not provide grounds for questioni...
23-10-2012 08:51 AM
Expert panel rejects French study linking GM corn to cancer
A controversial French study linking GM corn to cases of cancer was dismissed by an investigative panel on Monday. Experts, asked by the government to...
18-10-2012 09:10 AM
Warning over poor wine harvest
European farmers have warned that drought, cold and hail have led to the worst wine harvest in up to half a century.
Farmers union expert Thierry C...
16-10-2012 09:16 AM
New EU biofuels law could be last straw for farmers
Energy industry, farmers and campaigners in row over 'indirect' greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels crops as the European Commission is poised to u...
15-10-2012 08:56 AM
Industry seeks to weaken EU cap on crop-based fuels
The European Commission is under strong pressure from industry groups and some of its own departments to weaken a planned cap on the use of biofuels m...
11-10-2012 08:39 AM
Vilmorin drops GM field tests as debate rages in France
French seed maker Vilmorin & Cie SA has dropped plans to conduct field tests of genetically modified (GM) crops next year in its home market because d...
11-10-2012 08:29 AM
France, Germany seal deal on EU farm budget freeze
Germany and France endorsed a European Commission proposal for a nominal freeze in agricultural spending at 2013 levels from 2014 to 2020 as budget ta...
09-10-2012 09:03 AM
French GM study not scientifically valid
Last month’s study out of France that said genetically modified corn and a related herbicide caused organ damage, tumors, and early death among rats b...
05-10-2012 09:30 AM
World wheat production could see a "significant increase" in 2013
World wheat production could see a "significant increase" in 2013 assuming the benign weather blessing sowings of winter crop in many major production...
04-10-2012 09:42 AM
France's Le Foll asks EU to study milk stability measures
French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll asked European Union Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos to consider a milk-market stability mechanism...
03-10-2012 08:50 AM
France fears EU to crop farming aid
The last working document published by the EU's Cypriot presidency has sparked fears in France that the new EU budget will slash direct subsidies to f...
27-09-2012 09:12 AM
French vintners want US chateaux kept out of EU
Drinking a Bordeaux wine from a `'chateau" is as French as swigging Kentucky bourbon is American.
But now tempers are flaring across the vineyards ...
26-09-2012 09:15 AM
French vitners fear flood of American ‘chateau’ wine
French fears of competition from a flood of U.S. wine bearing the word “chateau” on the label eased on Tuesday, after EU officials delayed a decision ...
18-09-2012 08:38 AM
French PM maintains ban on GM crops
France will uphold a ban on genetically modified crops as President Francois Hollande pushes his plan to put the environment back at the top of the in...
17-09-2012 08:22 AM
French winemakers concerned over 'chateau' change
In France, wine labelled "chateau" is associated with a product entirely made from grapes grown on a "terroir" – a specific patch of land- giving it a...
13-09-2012 09:38 AM
France seeks biofuels pause in global food strategy
A French plan to fight food price volatility took further shape on Wednesday with a call to pause global development of biofuels, just a day after Pre...
10-09-2012 07:33 AM
French wine output may slump 16% on heat wave
Wine production in France, the biggest exporter, may slump 16 percent this year to a four-year low after frost, thunderstorms and an August heat wave ...
22-08-2012 09:21 AM
Trees breathing new life into French agriculture
The tips of young walnut trees are just visible above the ready-to-harvest wheat. There are rows of them and they should produce fine wood for cabinet...
16-08-2012 07:57 AM
Food costs stoke debate about EU biofuels targets
Drought-stricken crops and record-high grain prices have strengthened critics of the European Union biofuel industry, adding fears of a food crisis to...
15-08-2012 07:50 AM
Global maize price hike impacting EU livestock
The United Nation's agency for Food and Agriculture (FAO) says the recent spike in the price of maize and soja is causing problems for the EU's animal...
30-07-2012 08:11 AM
Hollande to fight California ban on foie gras
France will fight for the right to continue exporting foie gras, the delicacy produced by the force-feeding of geese and ducks, President François Hol...
26-07-2012 09:12 AM
Poultry firm to sell stake to Barclays
French group Doux, Europe's top poultry and processed chicken producer will sell its majority stake to Barclays Bank in a bid to keep the company aflo...
11-07-2012 09:12 AM
Cows fed wine to increase flavour
According to The Independent, local farmer Claude Chaballier has been feeding his cattle wine from the village of Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues, resulting...
05-07-2012 10:08 AM
UK could be forced to import sugar from France
The minister for agriculture has warned that despite record beet yields, Britain may be left needing to import sugar from France because of “completel...
03-07-2012 08:06 AM
France to beat US in wheat exports after drought
U.S. farmers, the biggest wheat shippers, are poised to lose their advantage over French growers in export markets after the worst Midwest drought in ...
26-06-2012 11:37 AM
French agriculture official visits Pa. gasification company
A gasification technology designed by Mechanicsburg, Pa-based Enginuity Energy may be headed to France after a recent visit by two French agriculture ...
10-06-2012 09:13 AM
Global food prices fall
Global food prices had their biggest drop in more than two years in May as the cost of dairy products slumped on increased supply, easing strain on ho...
07-06-2012 09:26 AM
France bans bee-killing pesticide
The Government has been accused of failing to act on increasing evidence of the environmental damage done by "nerve-agent" pesticides, after...
28-05-2012 07:34 AM
Farming policies see 300m birds vanish
Skylarks and turtle doves have seen substantial declines as bird numbers have fallen by 50 per cent across the continent.
24-05-2012 09:05 AM
EU crisis concerns jolt commodities
Commodity prices are falling across the board on fears that Europe’s debt crisis may deepen.
09-05-2012 08:15 AM
European wheat in line with US futures
European milling wheat rose on Tuesday in line with Chicago Board of Trade futures as a public holiday in France, the EU’s major grains producer...
30-04-2012 07:45 AM
Western EU farmers turning to spring barley
Farmers in Western Europe are turning to spring barley and maize as they are forced to replant large swathes of land where severe frosts have destroye...
18-04-2012 08:00 AM
EU cattle prices surged to record highs
Cattle prices within the EU surged to record high levels in late March, despite a slow start to the year, as concerns about the tightness of forward c...
16-04-2012 07:52 AM
EU beef market outlook subdued
Despite a big rise in Australian exports to the region last year, the short-term outlook for the beef market in the EU remains relatively subdued...
23-03-2012 08:40 AM
Crops in Europe at risk of drought
European wheat and rapeseed crops are at risk of drought that may further hurt yields after freezing weather last month destroyed some fields, analyst...
15-03-2012 08:01 AM
EU feed production in decline
According to the preliminary statistical data provided by FEFAC members, the compound feed production in the EU-27 in 2011 may have reached a level of...
15-03-2012 07:42 AM
French farmers may plant barley to replace wheat
French farmers whose wheat fields were damaged by freezing weather last month may replant spring barley, according to Remi Haquin, president of the ce...
13-03-2012 07:44 AM
EU clears path for emission reduction targets
The EU has proposed to establish common accounting standards for emissions from the forestry and agriculture sectors...
07-03-2012 08:00 AM
French farmers getting ill from pesticides
Farmers in France are winning court cases on illnesses due the use of pesticides.
02-03-2012 07:55 AM
Rising world demand a boost for EU food
Growing demand worldwide for EU dairy exports could see the sector enjoy continued growth, while high meat prices have allowed exports of meat, such a...
29-02-2012 08:11 AM
Farmers shift to the right in France
A warmer reception for Nicolas Sarkozy at this year’s Paris farm show - where politicians traipse through the straw to steer support their way -...
28-02-2012 07:47 AM
French candidates vie for agricultural vote
Presidential candidates underestimate the weight of French farming in the national psyche at their peril – and indeed they have been lining up to visi...
18-01-2012 07:27 AM
EU wheat firm on higher US grains futures
European wheat prices gave up some of their gains in afternoon trade tracking U.S.
grains markets, staying firm despite a rise...
17-01-2012 11:15 AM
EU action as countries flout cage ban
The European Union has begun the process of taking action against member states who have defied a ban on battery hen cages.