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07 July 2015
Crop Industry News from France French Plans to Support Agri-food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
05 March 2015
Crop Industry News from France Dry Soils Exacerbated 2006 Heatwave in Northern France
FRANCE - New areas of land suitable for agriculture will open up under climate change’s effects, new research predicts, particularly in far northern regions of the world. However, the overall...
20 February 2015
Crop Industry News from France Exports Shrink Potential French Wheat Stock Build Up
FRANCE - Forecasts for French soft wheat stocks at the end of 2014/15 were cut again this week. ...
20 February 2014
Crop Industry News from France France Reinforces Opposition to GM Crops
FRANCE -French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Philippe Martin, and Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, have reaffirmed the government position...
12 February 2014
Crop Industry News from France Food Exports Boost French Economic Recovery
FRANCE - The French food industry is the sector that has most contributed to the turnaround in the trade deficit of France....
05 February 2014
Crop Industry News from France How Much Does Organic Farming Rely on Conventional Agriculture?
FRANCE - The rules for organic farming are pretty strict. When it comes to fertilizer, in Europe it’s recommended that farmers use organically produced manure. But conventional manure is an...
24 January 2014
Crop Industry News from France Good Practices Feed Manual Published in French
FRANCE - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the French language version of the “Manual...
21 October 2013
Crop Industry News from France French Farmers Speak Out Against Food Waste
FRANCE – Reducing food waste is a responsibility shared by all, says the French Farmers Union....
04 September 2013
Crop Industry News from France Agricultural Sustainability Integrated into France Education
FRANCE – An education programme to introduce students to the complex issues of agricultural sustainability will be included in the national syllabus this term....
16 August 2013
Crop Industry News from France Early Year Weather Conditions Delay French Harvest
FRANCE - The French harvest has been delayed by between 10 and 15 days because of bad weather conditions earlier in the year. ...
14 March 2013
Crop Industry News from France France Sets New Course for Agriculture
FRANCE - After 50 years of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), French farm minister Stéphane Le Foll is setting aside France's postwar productiviste past as he prepares to turn the country...
19 December 2012
Crop Industry News from France French Farmers Demand Flexible CAP Aid
ANALYSIS - Rising production costs in the French agricultural sector have more than countered the improvement in prices and next year the situation is expected to get worse, writes Chris Harris....
19 November 2012
Crop Industry News from France French Farm Minister Demands Reform Satisfaction
FRANCE - The Prime Minister has stated the importance of successful European Policy reform, but stresses French interests must be satisfied....
15 November 2012
Crop Industry News from France Nitrates Directive Proving Difficult for Government
FRANCE - Following a meeting led by the Ministries of Agriculture and Ecology, agricultural organizations and associations for the protection of the environment have an update on the implementation...
23 October 2012
Crop Industry News from France Barley Enters Genomics Age
FRANCE - Higher yields, improved pest and disease resistance and enhanced nutritional value are among potential benefits of an international scientific research effort that has resulted in an...
10 October 2012
Crop Industry News from France Restoring Confidence after Discredited GM Report
ANALYSIS - EU politicians have shown scepticism over the safety of genetically modified products, in particular grains for some time, writes Chris Harris. ...
05 October 2012
Crop Industry News from France Minister Opens Soufflet Research Centre
FRANCE - French junior agriculture minister Guillaume Garor this week opened the new research centre for the agrifood company Soufflet in Nogent-sur-Seine (Quai Sarrail). ...
20 September 2012
Crop Industry News from France International Coordination Stabilising Food Prices
FRANCE - Better international coordination and increased information exchange are helping to ease tight markets, French President François Hollande and FAO Director-General José Graziano da...
19 September 2012
Crop Industry News from France French Govt Acts to Save Producers from Increasing Costs
FRANCE - With the costs of production, in particular grain prices, increasing, the French government has proposed a strategic action plan that will help producers deal with escalating costs and...
13 September 2012
Crop Industry News from France France Backs Halt in Biofuel to Avert Food Shortages
FRANCE - A French plan to fight food price volatility took further shape yesterday (12 September) with a call to pause global development of biofuels, just a day after President François Hollande...
01 August 2012
Crop Industry News from France Good Results Expected for France Winter Cereals
FRANCE - Winter cereals harvest is on-going in the south and will start in the next few weeks in the centre and north with good expectations. Meteorological conditions depict a positive outlook...
04 July 2012
Crop Industry News from France France Ban Syngenta Pesticide, Appeal Expected
FRANCE - The government of France has banned the use of a pesticide linked to the decline of bees that is widely used to treat oilseed rape crops....
02 July 2012
Crop Industry News from France Promising Outlook for France Winter Crops
FRANCE - Abundant rainfall and temperature increases during May and June depict a promising scenario for winter and spring cereals. ...
12 June 2012
Crop Industry News from France Global Protein Market in State of Structural Change
FRANCE - The world is no longer one of structural surpluses, it is a world of structural scarcity David Nelson, a global strategist with Rabobank's Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory...
06 June 2012
Crop Industry News from France IMS, FAO and Private Sector Partner on Livestock Emissions
FRANCE - The International Meat Secretariat is to join forces with the Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO) of the United Nations to establish global standards to assessing the impacts of greenhouse...
22 May 2012
Crop Industry News from France French Ban of Monsanto GM Maize Rejected by EU
FRANCE - France have failed to secure a ban on the planting of a Monsanto strain of genetically modified maize....
07 March 2012
Crop Industry News from France France Expected to Restore GMO Maize Ban
FRANCE - France is expected to reinstate a ban on the cultivation of Monsanto's MON810 maize this week, which will prevent the genetically modified grain being sown this year....
29 February 2012
Crop Industry News from France France: Rules Published on 'Non-Biotech' Labelling
FRANCE - Under regulations on biotech traceability and labeling, the European policy has set standards for positive (sourced from biotech), but not for negative labeling (not sourced from biotech)....
23 February 2012
Crop Industry News from France French Government Ask European Commission to Suspend GM Maize
FRANCE - The French government have called on the European Commission to suspend the autorisation to grow Monsanto's genetically modified MON810 corn in the EU....
10 February 2012
Crop Industry News from France France: Plant Breeding Breakthroughs to Reduce Soy Imports
FRANCE - France ranks above average in being protein-independent for the feed sector among European Union (EU) Member States. While soybean meal consumption has remained relatively stable at...
 
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