17-12-2013 11:04 AM | France

Falling cereal value hits French farmers’ income

France’s agricultural income per farmer dropped by 16.4% in 2013, largely due to the country's dependence on revenue from cereals, according to the European Commission.

A large proportion of French farming revenue this year came from cereals, whose real price dropped by 23.5% following a small harvest, down 1% compared to 2012.

The sector declined by 8.3% across Europe, according to figures published by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, on Friday (13 December).
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