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France | 28 February 2019
EU farming 'under threat' and needs big budget, says Macron

European Union agriculture is being threatened by internal divisions and rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food q...


France | 26 February 2019
Analysis: Is French farming doomed?

The number of French farms has been on the decline for decades as the farmers that remain struggle to make a living. Columnist John Lichfield explores whether agriculture in France will ever return to...


France | 8 February 2019
Monsanto versus farmer battle goes into 4th judicial round

A 12-year-old judicial battle pitting a cereal farmer against Monsanto, the biotech giant, goes to a fourth round Wednesday before the French courts. Farmer Paul Francois won his initial case in 20...


France | 7 February 2019
Paul François, the French farmer taking on Monsanto

Paul François, a farmer from France’s rural Charente region, is seeking more than €1 million in damages from Monsanto, arguing that use of the company’s Lasso weed killer has left him disabled. Pau...


France | 23 January 2019
Brexit: France fears no-deal blow to farms

The head of France's main farmers' union has warned that a no-deal Brexit could have a severe impact on French agricultural exports. Christiane Lambert of the FNSEA union said French wine and spiri...


France | 26 October 2018
Farmers in French Pyrenees try to scare bears to Spain

Farmers and hunters in the French Pyrenees have attempted to move two female bears towards the Spanish side of the border using “scare tactics”. According to reports, this weekend around 100 shephe...


France | 25 October 2018
One French farmer commits suicide every two days, survey says

One French farmer commits suicide every two days, according to a survey conducted by the French national public health agency. The EU farmers’ union said this alarming situation should be addressed im...


France | 21 September 2018
Senate rejects French Agriculture Bill: ‘New constraints will weigh on farmers’

France’s upper house, the Senate, has refused to adopt the text of the proposed agriculture bill on its second reading, arguing that it will damage the interests of both farmers and food manufacturers...


France | 13 September 2018
French billionaire cheese king targets China baby-formula market

Lactalis International agreed to buy an infant-formula business from Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. for 740 million euros ($860 million) as the world’s biggest cheese maker targets the fast-growing Ch...


France | 4 September 2018
France begins vaccinating cows, sheep against anthrax

The eastern French region of Hautes-Alpes said Monday it has begun vaccinating cows and sheep against anthrax after an outbreak of the fatal virus in the region. Anthrax has been detected in 23 loc...


France | 23 August 2018
French farmer dies after being stung by Asian hornet

Patrick Dupont, 58, from the town of Douai in the Nord department of northern France, suffered an anaphylactic shock from the sting of the Asian hornet. The farmer was driving home after a walk whe...


France | 20 August 2018
French farm aims to grow new crop of farmers

They bandy about terms like "co-working" but instead of coding and developing algorithms in open space offices they work out in the open trying to tease tomatoes from the soil. Welcome to the Hundr...


France | 25 July 2018
Tear gas fired as farmers' protest halts Tour de France

Four-time champion Chris Froome was among several riders who had their eyes treated for tear gas on Tuesday when police moved in to clear a farmer's protest that briefly brought the 16th stage of the ...


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...



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