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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...


France | 7 July 2017
Digital farming set to revolutionize agriculture

Insects, diseases and weeds are a farmer’s worst nightmare — pests cause severe crop damage and jeopardize harvests. Modern crop protection can help a farmer overcome these challenges and produce suff...


France | 6 July 2017
France confirms case of bird flu

The French agriculture ministry has announced that a case of the highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu had been confirmed on a farm in northern France and that it has put in place measures to cont...


France | 6 July 2017
Frederik Backaert, the farmer racing the Tour de France

Rest and recovery are paramount to professional cyclists, especially in the days before the Tour de France. The likes of Chris Froome and Peter Sagan were probably horizontal, having a nap or doing as...


France | 23 June 2017
French farmer detained again for helping migrants

A French farmer who became a symbol of the migrant crisis for helping Africans sneak across the border from Italy has been detained again, his lawyer said Thursday. Cedric Herrou, a 37-year-old org...


France | 15 June 2017
EU court bans dairy-style names for soya and tofu

Plant-based foods cannot be sold in the European Union using terms such as milk, butter and cheese, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The ECJ was ruling in a case referred to it by a German ...


France | 12 June 2017
French cheese master flies a plane to hunt for dairy farms

Over the past three decades, French cheese master Gerard Poulard has amassed a smorgasbord of about 1,000 cheeses, made from goat, sheep and cow milk. To unearth them, the 70-year-old travels with ...


France | 7 June 2017
Huge crop circles appear overnight in French field

The mysterious designs in central France attract curious sightseers but leave the farmer furious. Nearly a dozen circles, the largest some 500 meters in diameter, appeared in a barley field near Sa...


France | 31 May 2017
Duck farming resumes in France with end of bird flu crisis

Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to produ...


France | 31 May 2017
European farmers more upbeat about income and investment

A survey of 2,250 German, French, Polish and British farmers reveals an upward swing in their economic situation and spending plans. Farmers in all four major European agricultural producing count...


France | 26 May 2017
Climate change 'to slash value of European farmland'

A new EU study has suggested that the effects of climate change could reduce the economic value of European farmland by up to 32 per cent. Farms in southern Europe are particularly sensitive to cli...


France | 18 May 2017
Brexit: French farming leader calls for 'hard border' on island of Ireland

The president of a French farming union has called for the re-introduction of a hard border between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland after Brexit. Christophe Hillairet expressed concern tha...


France | 30 April 2017
Macron warns leaving EU kill French farming

Macron is hunting for votes in rural areas where his far-right opponent has made recent inroads. Speaking to farmers today, he defended French membership of the EU, saying leaving the bloc and its ...


France | 25 April 2017
French farmer looks to the sky for help in presidential election after crop disasters, low prices

A farmer's cry for help in the French presidential election leads to the planting of a message in wheat in protest over low prices and high French taxes. To political pundits French politics is in ...


France | 20 April 2017
Who will win the farm vote in France?

Farmers are at a crossroads in France, as delays to CAP payments and low commodity prices have created a wave of hardship and discontent. Will the far right pick up votes on the back of this? “B...


France | 18 April 2017
French farmer carves 'Help' into his field

A farmer in France turned his wheat field into a giant plea for help. If politicians across the country won’t hear farmers’ concerns, they’ll see it, says Jacques Fortin, a grain producer near Tour...


France | 5 April 2017
French bird flu crisis seen cutting demand for poultry feed by 330,000 tonnes

About 330,000 tonnes of animal feed will not be needed in France this year due to the bird flu outbreak that has led to the widespread culling of duck flocks and an order to partially halt poultry rea...


France | 24 March 2017
French dairy farmers at very low ebb

The IFA's Catherine Lascurettes finds low morale and soul searching at French dairy farmers’ 73rd annual congress. Catherine Lascurettes spoke at the 2017 National Annual Congress of French dairy ...


France | 23 March 2017
French farmers seek expert advice on going digital

France’s farming community has already started introducing new technologies but it’s still concerned about the cost as well as the lack of information on the “right choices” of equipment. Over the ...


France | 15 March 2017
Anti-Russian sanctions harm French agriculture — finance minister

The sanctions, imposed by the European Union against Russia, and Moscow’s response to them damaged the French agriculture, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said. "In recent years, political difficulti...