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.
07-01-2012 03:23 AM
France regains grip on wheat trade with top buyer
France regained a grip on wheat exports to Egypt, the top buyer, with its biggest order for nearly a year, helped by the continued weakness of the eur...
03-01-2012 15:26 PM
French farmers to pay for own seeds
In the world of French farming, unrestricted and royalty-free use of seeds may soon be no more than a happy memory.
01-01-2012 16:31 PM
French farmers ignore battery hen ban
The graphic images, shot in the last few weeks by animal rights activists in France, show hens crammed into tiny wire cages despite new rules...
21-12-2011 07:28 AM
Drought and E.coli hit French farm revenues
French farmers’ average revenue dipped in 2011 after a surge the previous year, hit by a severe drought in the spring and an E. coli outbreak th...
13-12-2011 09:04 AM
Man sues over weedkiller
A French farmer started court proceedings on Monday against U.S. agricultural group Monsanto, which he is suing for damages after inhaling a weedkille...
06-12-2011 09:07 AM
EU troubles weigh on grains
A shift in sentiment about Europe’s debt crisis and weak demand sent U.S. grain and soybean futures lower Monday.
02-12-2011 09:39 AM
Organic farmers defend EU's 'green revolution'
Outgunned by large industrial farm lobbying groups, organic producers, supported by conservation organisations, have risen up to defend some of the Eu...
31-10-2011 09:04 AM
EU ministers criticise CAP proposals
CAP reform remains top of the agenda at the UFU and at last week’s Agriculture Council in Luxembourg Ministers...
07-10-2011 09:38 AM
Food prices fall for 3rd straight month
World food prices fell for a third month in September, the longest stretch of declines in more than two years, after grain prices slumped amid concern...
06-10-2011 09:47 AM
EU has unique chance to reform subsidies
The European Union has a "unique opportunity" to cut back billions of euros worth of subsidies paid out to farmers every year, the Organisation for Ec...
03-10-2011 08:44 AM
Act now to diversify crops at risk, say scientists
Farm chiefs have a narrowing chance to diversify vital crops at rising threat from drought, flood and pests brought by climate change, food researcher...
21-09-2011 10:27 AM
French, German ministers lock horns over food aid
France and Germany went head-to-head at a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers Tuesday over food aid for the poor, hampering a decision ove...
06-07-2011 10:03 AM
French increase imports of Aberdeen Angus
French beef breeders are waking up to the quality of UK beef breeds, importing nearly 100 Aberdeen Angus cattle from registered herds in England this ...
05-07-2011 09:00 AM
French urged to land fish catch in Ireland
Talks between French and Irish fishing organisations have been held in Co Cork today to discuss increased co-operation.
21-06-2011 09:53 AM
French agri minister vows to fight speculators
The matters of food production, lack of transparency in food stocks and speculation on commodities markets need to be tackled as they are affecting fo...
07-06-2011 09:25 AM
France will support E. coli hit farmers
Following are comments from French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire on the E. coli outbreak in Europe and the European Union’s Common Agricul...
06-06-2011 09:20 AM
French fruit crops hit by hail storms
Farmers in the south of France are counting the cost of crop damage after a weekend of torrential rain and hail.
02-06-2011 09:37 AM
Farmers in crisis as drought hits
The spring of 2011 has been the driest in decades and the hottest in a century, a deep concern for France’s indebted farming community.
01-06-2011 10:01 AM
French drought to push up wheat prices
Europe’s major wheat producer France is in the midst of the worst drought as global price for the commodity is likely to climb on the impact, an...
24-05-2011 07:58 AM
Cattle plague bites the dust
In a moment that is being compared to the eradication of smallpox among humans, farming monitors on Wednesday will declare an ancient, devastating cat...
16-04-2011 10:13 AM
Freshwater aquaculture should be supported
In parallel with the reform of Common Fisheries Policy, the regulation of Atlantic fishing should be revised; and freshwater aquaculture should be ass...
15-04-2011 09:16 AM
France urges EU to ringfence agriculture
France’s Prime Minister Francois Fillon used his visit to Brussels on Thursday to call for a freeze in the European Union’s budget, while ...