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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...


France | 2 March 2017
Fed up French farmers unimpressed by France's presidential hopefuls

Frustrated and left behind, farmers at the annual Salon de l'Agriculture farming exhibition in Paris tell The Local they have little hope the presidential election will change their fortunes. The S...


France | 28 February 2017
France's disillusioned farmers turn to Le Pen

France's presidential contenders will this week make mandatory campaign stops at the annual Paris farm fair as polls show farmers increasingly tempted by the far-right's Marine Le Pen when they even b...


France | 28 February 2017
‘We no longer expect anything from politicians,’ say French farmers at agriculture fair

French farmers criticised politicians for failing to do enough to resolve the country’s ongoing milk crisis at the opening of the 2017 International Agriculture Fair this weekend in Paris. Thousand...


France | 21 February 2017
Danone shifts $1bn away from dairy as WhiteWave merger finalises

WhiteWave Foods Co., leading U.S. producer of nondairy milk, yogurt, and ice cream, is driving the marketing direction of its new parent company, France’s Danone SA, even before the merger is finalize...


France | 16 February 2017
Danone to cut costs as dairy business faces pressures

Food group Danone plans to cut costs by 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over the next three years, saying the turnaround of its European dairy business was taking longer than expected while tough condi...


France | 15 February 2017
French farmers angered by worst crisis in decades

Every time French farmer Nicolas Menier looks at his black-and-white milk cows, he’s reminded that he loses money on each one. That’s why he sent 14 of his 60 Prim’Holsteins to the slaughterhouse in t...


France | 14 February 2017
Le Pen lures French farmers angered by worst crisis in decades

Every time French farmer Nicolas Menier looks at his black-and-white milk cows, he’s reminded that he loses money on each one. That’s why he sent 14 of his 60 Prim’Holsteins to the slaughterhouse in t...


France | 13 February 2017
Why European dairy farmers are protesting

On January 23, 2017, hundreds of European dairy farmers dumped one ton of powdered milk in front of the EU Summit Center in Brussels. This act of protest was directed at the decision in November to re...


France | 10 February 2017
French farmer convicted for helping migrants

A French activist farmer has been convicted of helping migrants enter, travel and stay in France and given a suspended, 3,000-euro fine. The case has called attention to those who have resisted Eur...


France | 20 January 2017
French foie gras farmers angry as bird flu grips region

The mood among the 300 foie gras producers packed into a town hall in southwest France last week was far from festive, having been forced into a huge cull of birds caused by a second bird flu outbreak...


France | 19 January 2017
US to lift ban on beef imports from France

The U.S. will lift the ban on beef imports from France, which have been shut out of the market for 19 years, according to the European Commission. “This is excellent news for French producers,” three ...


France | 11 January 2017
French farmer ignites debate by challenging EU immigration laws

In recent news that is taking the world by shock, French farmer Cedric Herrou, challenged his country's immigration laws in one bold step. Turns out living on the border gives you an added set of p...


France | 6 January 2017
France launches mass duck cull to stem bird flu spread

Authorities in southwest France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks on Thursday (Jan 5) as the government scrambles to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. ...


France | 5 January 2017
French farmer on trial for helping migrants across Italian border

A French farmer, who has become a local hero for helping African migrants cross the border from Italy and giving them shelter, has gone on trial for aiding illegal arrivals. Cédric Herrou is one of...