Auto Trader Ltd
Farminguk
01 October 2016 | Online since 2003
OvoConcept


Farming UK world news in France


France | 28 September 2016
French cows die after eating all winter stock in one night

Almost half of a 50-strong herd of cows in western France ate themselves to death after chomping on the equivalent of a whole winter’s rations in just one night. The farmer in the Loire-Atlantique ...


France | 22 September 2016
Organic food edges towards mainstream in France

Organic food sales in France are set to rise by 20 percent in 2016, the fastest pace in seven years, as farmers and retailers expand in the segment, an organic food group said on Wednesday. France,...


France | 20 September 2016
Chinese investors are buying up French farmland

Driving down a country lane through what the poet Péguy, writing about this part of France, described as "oceans of wheat", the farmer and local farmers’ union leader Hervé Coupeau points right and le...


France | 16 September 2016
Twenty new outbreaks of bluetongue in France since the beginning of September

Since the last update on 2 September, there have been 20 new cases of bluetongue in France. The cases are largely confined to the central regions of Allier, Doubs, Loire, Puy de Dome, Haute-Loire a...


France | 15 September 2016
SPACE 2016 finds French pig farmers in upbeat mood

French pig farmers attending this week’s SPACE 2016 agricultural exhibition near Rennes were in a more upbeat mood than earlier in the year, according to Inaporc, the French inter-professional pork co...


France | 9 September 2016
French farmers reach deal with Carrefour on beef prices

French cattle farmers on Wednesday agreed a deal on prices with Europe's biggest retailer Carrefour , beef farmers group FNB said, after following the example of dairy farmers who held protests to sec...


France | 7 September 2016
French farmers target Carrefour over beef prices

French cattle farmers launched protests against Carrefour on Tuesday to demand higher beef prices from Europe's biggest retailer, in the latest sign of tension in the livestock sector after a price ro...


France | 1 September 2016
Lactalis increases milk price to strike deal with protesting French farmers

French farmers have called off their milk price protest after achieving a price increase from one of the world’s largest dairy companies. Both Lactalis and farm organisations have welcomed the agre...


France | 31 August 2016
Lactalis strikes price deal with French milk producers

Lactalis, the world's largest dairy firm, reached a deal with French milk producers on Tuesday to raise prices paid to suppliers and farmers called off their week-long protests, the company and unions...


France | 31 August 2016
France grants extra aid to milk farmers to cut output amid oversupply

France will supplement a set of European subsidies announced last month to encourage milk producers to cut output and reduce overproduction to avert a collapse in prices, Agriculture Minister Stephane...


France | 30 August 2016
French farmers step up fight against dairy giant Lactalis

French milk producers on Monday stepped up their protests against global dairy giant Lactalis amidst a slump in prices ahead of crunch negotiations on Tuesday. Hundreds of angry dairy farmers, dema...


France | 26 August 2016
Lactalis talks with French milk producers end with no deal

A meeting between Europe's largest dairy group Lactalis and French milk producers requesting a rise in prices ended in a deadlock after 10 hours of negotiations, sources close to the talks said. ...


France | 25 August 2016
French farmers may face more pain as dry weather hits crops

French farmers can’t seem to catch a break from the weather. After deluges earlier this year decimated wheat crops, now not enough rain is threatening their corn. Many fields in the European Union’...


France | 25 August 2016
French farmers protest over low milk prices outside major milk processor

Some 400 French dairy farmers have blockaded the roads around Lactalis, the milk processor based in Laval, France, this week in protest against low milk prices. The farmers have taken over the roun...


France | 24 August 2016
Lactalis ready to discuss milk prices with angry French farmers

Europe's largest dairy producer, Lactalis, said on Tuesday it was ready to renegotiate milk prices paid to producers after hundreds of farmers protested outside its headquarters in northwestern France...


France | 23 August 2016
French farmers, dismayed over diving prices, picket dairy group

French farmers are occupying an intersection outside the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis and crying for help as they struggle to compete with cheaper countries in Europe's single market. A glu...


France | 19 August 2016
Brexit is ‘fabulous’ for France, says Bruno Le Maire

French conservative presidential candidate Bruno Le Maire said Thursday the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union was a “fabulous opportunity for France” as it would remove the bloc’s main ch...


France | 12 August 2016
Rainy summer weather causing misery for EU wheat farmers

Rain this summer has fallen at the worst possible time for west European wheat farmers, disrupting the harvest and hitting ripe grain plants, which could sprout and lose grain quality, experts said on...


France | 10 August 2016
France faces ‘catastrophic’ 30-year low in wheat yields

France, the European Union's biggest grain producer, is heading for its worst wheat harvest in three decades due to heavy rains and lack of sunlight, the agriculture ministry said Friday. Wheat out...


France | 9 August 2016
EU dairy prices improving on the world market

EU average farm gate milk price is 14% lower compared with May of last year. EU dairy prices have improved in the last two weeks on the world market, when expressed in dollars, the EU’s Milk Marke...


France | 5 August 2016
Poor French wheat yields to dent EU crop as rain hampers harvest

The smallest French wheat harvest in at least a decade is set to push European Union production down sharply from last year's record, while persistent rain is also raising the risk of lower quality in...


France | 4 August 2016
European dairy industry struggling to deal with low milk price crisis

European farmers are divided in trying to find a solution to the dairy crisis that's engulfing farmers around the globe. It's the second year of low prices for farmers, with large dairy sectors str...


France | 3 August 2016
Brussels briefing: Eurocrats on hols as farmers face credit crunch

It's that time of year again as Brussels has cleared out for the summer. But for farmers, the traditional end-of-season liquidity crunch has set in, with cashflow issues at their most acute. Add...


France | 2 August 2016
France to harvest least wheat in 28 years after rains, ODA says

French farmers will harvest the least wheat in almost three decades after rains and an overcast spring damaged crops in the European Union’s biggest producer, Offre & Demande Agricole said. Output ...


France | 29 July 2016
French plans for origin labelling slammed by dairy and meat processors

France is to trial mandatory country of origin labelling for two years. Dairy and meat processors have heavily criticised plans to introduce origin labelling in France. EU Health Commissioner Vy...


France | 28 July 2016
France to support grain farmers after crops hit by weather

France will help grain farmers cope with an expected plunge in revenue after torrential rain and a lack of sunshine in late spring hit the country's cereal crops. First results of the still ongoing...


France | 20 July 2016
Did France ignore its farmer's needs when voting against renewal of glyphosate's license?

After more than 40 years of worldwide use without health problem, against the advice of the European Commission and its initial proposal of extension of 15 years, the French government opposed the ren...


France | 19 July 2016
EU grants additional 500 million euros to farmers, mainly dairy

The European Commission will grant an additional 500 million euros (£417 million) to help farmers tackle a long-lasting crisis linked to low prices, mainly in the dairy sector hit by the scrapping of ...


France | 15 July 2016
France's amour of farming shines on Bastille Day

On France's national day, catch up with our recent Gallic coverage and find out what brings French and Irish farmers together – and what drives them apart. This Thursday is Bastille Day and the war...


France | 14 July 2016
Scientists fuming over new pick to lead French agriculture agency

Philippe Mauguin, an agronomic engineer and chief of staff to France's agriculture minister, is poised to become president and CEO of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). ...