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France | 26 May 2016
French poultry firm LDC sees tougher year ahead

France's largest poultry processor LDC on Wednesday forecast a slight fall in operating profit for its 2016/17 financial year, citing weak demand and the risk of higher grain costs. Poultry demand ...


France | 25 May 2016
Secret anguish of the French farmer

France, a nation of farmers who trace their traditions back to medieval times, cultivates the soil with pride. Photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie set out to tell the stories of farmers struggling unde...


France | 18 May 2016
EU milk prices set to continue falling this year - French makers

Milk prices in the European Union will continue to fall this year, with no improvement seen until 2017, as overproduction in the north of the bloc continues to weigh, French milk producers said on Tue...


France | 13 May 2016
French wheat stockpile estimate slashed 29% as exports improve

French wheat stockpiles will be much smaller than previously forecast as exports accelerate and as farmers hold back grain in hopes of higher prices. Supplies available to the market at the end of ...


France | 10 May 2016
Powering French homes with cheese

Charles de Gaulle asked back in 1962, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” But maybe the famed general — who led Free France during World War II and founded the country’s ...


France | 6 May 2016
France leads EU revolt against Mercosur trade talks

Almost half of the countries in the EU have risen up in open revolt against the European Commission’s plans to revive a long-stalled trade deal with Latin America’s Mercosur bloc next week. Brussel...


France | 22 April 2016
New map shows pesticide black spots in France

An organisation aiming to raise awareness of the health problems caused by the use of pesticides in France has released a map showing exactly where the black spots are. The map released by Générat...


France | 22 April 2016
French farmers shedding tears over Dutch 'fake shallots'

French shallot producers are accusing their Dutch rivals of flooding the market with cheaper onions mislabelled as shallots. UK newspaper The Telegraph reports that the French producers are demanding ...


France | 20 April 2016
Danone's sales rise as dairy product demand revives

Danone on Tuesday reported stronger than expected first-quarter sales and said it was on track to deliver higher sales and profits this year despite challenging conditions in Brazil and Russia. The...


France | 19 April 2016
Europe's wheat crop seen falling from record as yields decline

The European Union’s wheat harvest will probably fall from last year’s record as yields return to more normal levels in the bloc’s biggest producing countries. Total output of wheat, including duru...


France | 31 March 2016
France pushes meat, dairy companies to publish results

France has unveiled plans to increase fines for food firms that do not publish annual results, part of government efforts to bring transparency to price talks blamed for hurting farmers. The govern...


France | 30 March 2016
France’s abattoirs to be inspected for animal cruelty after shock film

All France’s abattoirs are to be inspected “within the month” following revelations of animal cruelty at a slaughterhouse whose organic meat is dispatched to France’s top-starred restaurants, the gove...


France | 25 March 2016
French agriculture minister confirms BSE case and calls for EU-wide probe

Tests have confirmed a suspected BSE case identified in France last week. France is calling for a European investigation into isolated infections in young animals. The agriculture ministry in Franc...


France | 25 March 2016
French agriculture ministry confirms case of mad cow disease

France's agriculture ministry confirmed on Thursday that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, had been discovered in the northeastern region of Ardennes. ...


France | 24 March 2016
Why are so many French farmers taking their own lives?

Louis Ganay sits on his knees, alone in a massive farm building, holding a noose in one hand and looking up toward the high beam above him. It is late afternoon in February 2015 and Ganay, 35 year...


France | 23 March 2016
European dairy’s value-add brings pain and gain

The need to shed some myths. To understand the fundamental changes that are occurring in European dairy, we need to first shed some myths. Dominant among these myths is that the European industry o...


France | 23 March 2016
France finds suspected mad cow case

France has found a suspected case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the northeastern region of Ardennes, the farm ministry said on Tuesday. If confirmed, it would be the first case of BS...


France | 9 March 2016
Rural spirit lives on for French drawn to Paris farm show

The annual Salon International de l’Agriculture has been making headlines in Paris, popping up daily on television news channels and billboards across the city. It would be hard to imagine this fes...


France | 8 March 2016
EU farming crisis to stay 'for some time'

EU states have proposed over 100 initiatives to help the European farm sector recover from the “long-lasting, profound crisis”, EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Monday (7 March). But he ...


France | 7 March 2016
France calls for reduced EU milk production to tackle dairy market glut

The French proposals to the EU agriculture council want an incentivised scheme established to help cut EU milk production in 2016. Ireland has submitted a range of proposals to tackle the current p...


France | 3 March 2016
Nicolas Sarkozy sees destiny in agriculture

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has made an impassioned appeal to save France's agricultural industry from decline. During a walkabout at the annual agriculture fair in Paris on Wednesday,...


France | 1 March 2016
French farmers slam EU as Valls visits Paris agriculture show

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had an easier ride than President François Hollande when he visited the annual farming fair in Paris on Monday. Hollande was booed and insulted by farmers squeez...


France | 29 February 2016
Farmers disrupt Paris agriculture show again

Five members of the main farmers' union, FNSEA, were arrested Saturday after the protesters destroyed the agriculture ministry's pavillion, stands, walls and furniture at the annual agriculture show i...


France | 29 February 2016
Hundreds of French farmers killing themselves every year

Campaigners have warned that 600 agricultural workers kill themselves every year amid growing concern about suicide in France. The decrease in pay that has come from food prices being lowered has ...


France | 26 February 2016
French farmers furious with low prices and storm shops selling foreign goods

Yet French farmers have continued to carry out the demonstrations across the country, demanding government action to strengthen price rates; from using their tractors to block traffic to burning egg b...


France | 25 February 2016
Riot police fire tear gas at farmers’ demonstration in France

French farmers clashed with riot police in the city of Laval located in the western part of the country, as officers fired tear gas at egg-throwing demonstrators. Activists began the protest at 9:3...


France | 19 February 2016
Feds dairy head points finger at EU subsidies for dairy price fall

When 30-year quotas were lifted on European milk production last April, few analysts expected farmers to pump out as much milk as they did. But by the end of 2015, EU cows had added an extra two bi...


France | 18 February 2016
France to cut farmers' taxes by 500m euros to defuse unrest

France will cut social security taxes paid by farmers, a measure worth 500 million euros (389 million pounds), to help ease financial pressure on them wrought by persistently low dairy and meat prices...


France | 17 February 2016
French farmers protest at prices driven down by Russia sanctions

A protest by French farmers has taken place in Paris. Large crowds gathered to decry the low prices of agricultural produce. Prices are being driven down by the sanctions exchange with Russia, which h...


France | 15 February 2016
Carrefour offices searched in French agriculture pricing investigation

French retailer Carrefour (CARR.PA) has had its offices searched as part of an investigation into its commercial practices, the company said on Sunday, two days after the government warned companies a...