France

Axema reports mixed fortunes

Axema reports mixed fortunes

Axema is the major machinery trade organisation for France. It claims to represent 90% of the agricultural equipment sector, including...

May 31, 2021

France: Lawmakers ‘move closer’ on farmer input cost bill

France: Lawmakers ‘move closer’ on farmer input cost bill

Lawmakers in France are moving closer to a new law that, if passed, would see input costs for agri-food producers...

April 21, 2021

French farmers take to the streets of Clermont Ferrand to protest ‘fertiliser tax’

French farmers take to the streets of Clermont Ferrand to protest ‘fertiliser tax’

As many as 2,000 French farmers have taken to the streets of Clermont Ferrand in protest over new legislation to...

March 26, 2021

A second Covid-19 testing site now open in Wexford for hauliers travelling to France

A second Covid-19 testing site now open in Wexford for hauliers travelling to France

A new Covid-19 testing site has opened today (Monday, February 1) in Holmestown in Wexford for hauliers travelling by ferry...

February 1, 2021

Covid tests for France-bound hauliers for ‘at least’ a month

Covid tests for France-bound hauliers for ‘at least’ a month

Authorities in France will require a negative Covid-19 test result for hauliers entering the country from tomorrow (Thursday, January 28),...

January 27, 2021

Stena Line to have 2 ships on Cherbourg route from tomorrow

Stena Line to have 2 ships on Cherbourg route from tomorrow

Stena Line has accelerated its plans to add an extra freight-only vessel to its Rosslare to Cherbourg route, revealing that...

December 21, 2020

France introducing tax credits for farmers no longer using glyphosate

France introducing tax credits for farmers no longer using glyphosate

Farmers in France that declare they no longer use glyphosate will be granted temporary tax credits. The French Ministry for...

December 11, 2020

French competition authority issues €93 million fine to ‘cartel’ in pork sector

French competition authority issues €93 million fine to ‘cartel’ in pork sector

The competition authority in France – the Autorite de la Concurrence – has fined 12 companies acting as a cartel...

July 27, 2020

European livestock show gets green light from organisers

European livestock show gets green light from organisers

A well-known European livestock show – the Sommet de l’Elevage – is set to take place as per usual this autumn...

July 2, 2020

French dairy sector sets up €10 million fund for farmers reducing milk supply

French dairy sector sets up €10 million fund for farmers reducing milk supply

The French dairy sector has urged its farmer suppliers to reduce milk production over the coming weeks to ease the...

April 6, 2020

French farmers march in support of man jailed following farm shooting incident

French farmers march in support of man jailed following farm shooting incident

Hundreds of farmers took to the streets in protest in the city of Reims in France today, calling for the...

February 13, 2020

AGCO confirms €40m Massey Ferguson site expansion in Beauvais

AGCO confirms €40m Massey Ferguson site expansion in Beauvais

AGCO – the company behind the Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Valtra and Challenger agricultural machinery brands – has confirmed a further...

January 21, 2020

Video: French farmers take to cities to voice protest

Video: French farmers take to cities to voice protest

Thousands of French farmers held protests across France earlier this week in a number of the country’s largest cities, seeking...

November 29, 2019

Mercosur agreement can’t be ratified in current state – French minister

Mercosur agreement can’t be ratified in current state – French minister

The French Minister for Agriculture, Didier Guillaume, has said that the EU-Mercosur trade agreement can’t be ratified in its current...

July 26, 2019

Commission approves state aid support for French wind farms

Commission approves state aid support for French wind farms

The European Commission has found support to six large offshore wind farms in French territorial waters to be in line...

July 26, 2019

France to seek €1 billion CAP advance as severe drought continues

France to seek €1 billion CAP advance as severe drought continues

The French government is set to ask the European Commission for a payment of €1 billion to help its farmers...

July 23, 2019

French school enrolls sheep in final effort to ‘boost numbers’

French school enrolls sheep in final effort to ‘boost numbers’

With numbers of students in a remote French school dropping, locals took ‘an alternative approach’ to sustaining numbers of pupils...

May 8, 2019

Fox breaks into chicken coop…and gets pecked to death

Fox breaks into chicken coop…and gets pecked to death

Chickens on a farm in Brittany, France, appear to have ganged up on and killed an intruder fox that broke...

March 13, 2019