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France | 19 July 2018
France, Germany call for stable EU farm budget post-Brexit

France and Germany want the European Union’s agriculture budget to be maintained at its current level once Britain leaves the bloc, the French and German farm ministers said on Monday. Rejecting a ...


France | 13 July 2018
Michelin to acquire farm-tyre maker Camso for $1.45 billion

French tire-maker Michelin is bolstering its specialty business with a $1.45 billion deal to buy Camso, a Canadian producer of rubber tracks for farm equipment and snowmobiles. The two companies’ o...


France | 12 July 2018
Egypt’s agriculture exports to France reach $40M annually

Egypt’s agriculture exports to France record $40 million annually, Head of French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt Mahmoud el- Kaissy said. This came during the meeting held by the chambe...


France | 9 July 2018
Farmer who helped migrants should not have been prosecuted because he showed 'fraternity'

The principle of "fraternity" should have shielded an olive farmer who was prosecuted for helping hundreds of migrants to enter France, one of the country's top courts has ruled. Cedric Herrou r...


France | 21 June 2018
The rise of robotics in asparagus farming

Robotics in agriculture are rapidly developing. Government Europa looks at how technology is revolutionising the asparagus farming industry. Robotics in farming and agriculture are allowing Europea...


France | 15 June 2018
Sheep graze streets of Paris suburb

It’s an idyllic scene: sheep nibble placidly on the grass as a gaggle of children laugh in delight. But this is a high-rise housing estate in the suburbs of Paris, not the tranquil countryside. Every ...


France | 13 June 2018
Some French petrol stations run dry as farmer blockade continues

Oil and gas major Total (TOTF.PA) said on Tuesday that 3.5 percent of its petrol stations in France had run out of fuel on the second day of a blockade of refineries and fuel depots by farmers that ha...


France | 12 June 2018
French farmers launch blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots

French farmers started occupying oil refineries and fuel depots around the country on Sunday night and have promised to do so for at least the next three days. But why are they there and what do they ...


France | 4 June 2018
Nearly 700 pigs die in French farm fire

Some 680 pigs and piglets were burnt alive on a farm in central France on Saturday, the second such blaze on a farm in the region this year. The fire broke out at about midday in a 800m² building w...


France | 5 March 2018
Macron eyes action against Chinese farm buyers

President Emmanuel Macron promised measures Thursday to help prevent foreign investors buying French farms amid concern that Chinese businesses are taking advantage of low land prices and distressed r...


France | 25 February 2018
Macron in heated row with farmer during agricultural show

Emmanuel Macron came out in fighting form during a tense visit to the Paris agricultural show, squaring off with a farmer in a heated exchange after the French President was booed and whistled at as h...


France | 16 February 2018
French farmer finds happiness in life before machines

When farm machinery revolutionised French agriculture in the years after World War Two, a young Jean-Bernard Huon turned his back on the new technology. Half a century later, in a corner of souther...


France | 15 January 2018
‘Agriculture in recovery’ showcases resiliency of Bordeaux farmers

With stalls full of fresh, organic produce and vendors in high spirits despite recent setbacks from back-to-back hurricanes, Sunday’s farmers market in Bordeaux was a prime example of how dedicated th...


France | 11 January 2018
Emmanuel Macron breaks French taboo on farm subsidies

France’s president has crossed the manure-lined Rubicon. In a shift liable to ignite a civil war in French politics, Emmanuel Macron is breaking with France’s traditionally ironclad defense of farm...


France | 20 December 2017
Experts to adapt African agriculture to climate change

The French Development Agency and World Bank have pledged 1 million euros to the Moroccan initiative to adapt agriculture in Africa to the effects of climate change. The organisations are to fund the ...


France | 8 December 2017
Inside a farm hidden under the streets of Paris

Something is growing underneath La Chapelle, a neighborhood north of central Paris. It's an underground farm by Cycloponics, a local indoor farming startup that harvests lettuce, herbs, and mushroo...


France | 30 September 2017
Post office workers grow vegetables, breed chickens on Paris rooftop 'farm'

An urban agriculture initiative to make Paris more environmentally sustainable, mainly through farming on the capital’s rooftops, has been such a success that the mayor is unveiling a new round of pro...


France | 29 September 2017
EU farm protectionism threatens deal with South American bloc

European Union nations led by France and Ireland have proposed postponing a farm trade offer to South America’s Mercosur bloc until rules are agreed to avoid unfair competition, diplomats said on Thur...


France | 27 September 2017
French posties transform Paris rooftop into picturesque farm

There is a post office in the heart of Paris where workers do more sorting of soil than mail. On the building’s rooftop lies a paradise for green fingered staff who want to grow their own crops or ...


France | 17 August 2017
About 200,000 contaminated eggs have been eaten, says French agriculture ministry

About 200,000 eggs contaminated with an insecticide have been eaten by French consumers, according to the French agriculture ministry on Friday. The first batch of about 200,000 eggs contaminated w...


France | 10 August 2017
Tainted eggs scandal spreads to France, UK

Britain and France said Monday that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered the country, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scanda...


France | 9 August 2017
French farmer protests 'over the top' 4 month jail sentence after helping hundreds of illegal African immigrants

A French farmer who helped hundreds of illegal African migrants was handed a four-month suspended jail sentence on Tuesday, but he said he would challenge the "over the top" ruling because he was doin...


France | 31 July 2017
French farmers fume as government rejigs EU subsidies

French farm unions cried foul over a government decision on Thursday to use part of European Union direct payments linked to output to finance rural development projects such as fast growing organic f...


France | 26 July 2017
Bear blamed for cliff-jumping deaths of 209 sheep in France

French farmers are lashing out at a predator reintroduction program after a bear was blamed for chasing more than 200 sheep off a cliff. Experts said an investigation into the deaths of 209 sheep i...


France | 25 July 2017
France to cull wolves to save sheep

The French government on Thursday gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountainous areas where sheep are under sustained attack. Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were kill...


France | 21 July 2017
Farmers, retailers, ecologists set to clash at French food superconference

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe opened a five-month consultation on the nation's food on Thursday, pointing to the hardship faced by many farmers but insisting that the government cannot stand ...


France | 20 July 2017
France launches field-to-fork food debates

France, widely seen as a country synonymous with good food, will launch on Thursday a wide set of debates on the sector ranging from field to fork and aimed at improving farm incomes and the industry'...


France | 19 July 2017
French anger at CAP co-financing proposal

The European Commission’s suggestion that EU member states co-finance part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the biggest single consumer of the bloc’s budget, has met with steady support in Ger...


France | 14 July 2017
CIWF being sued by French pig farmers

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) is being sued by French pig farmers who claim the charity’s message not buy meat from ‘intensive farms’ amounts to an illegal call for a boycott. In October 2016,...


France | 7 July 2017
Department warns farmers to remain vigilant to bluetongue as outbreaks continue in France

Farmers should be vigilant and ensure that they are fully aware of the presenting clinical signs of Bluetongue (BT) in both cattle and sheep, and that they report any suspicion of disease to their Reg...