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Crop Industry News: France

08 February 2012
Crop Industry News from France French Farmers Unhappy with 'Lack of Respect'
FRANCE - The annual meeting of the French arable sector this January in Dijon found farmers feeling undervalued and discontented, writes NFU policy director Martin Haworth. ...
23 January 2012
Crop Industry News from France France Determined to Continue GM Maize Ban
FRANCE - GM Freeze, a campaign against genetic engineering, has welcomed the confirmation from the French Government that it intends to continue its ban on cultivating Monsanto's MON810 GM....
09 December 2011
Crop Industry News from France Highest Courts in France and EU Confirm France's Ban on GM crops is illegal
FRANCE - France's highest court, the Conseil d'Etat, has confirmed that the European Court of Justice's judgment that the 2008 French ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops (GM)...
18 November 2011
Crop Industry News from France Innovation Key For French Agriculture
FRANCE - The agriculture outlook is distorted, said Xavier Beulin, President of the French farming union, FNSEA. ...
07 October 2011
Crop Industry News from France Sugary Drinks Tax To Reduce Farmer's Burden
FRANCE - A proposed new tax on sugary drinks could bring in twice as much money as initially planned, to help support France's farming industry. ...
26 July 2011
Crop Industry News from France France's Wheat Harvest Falls 13pct Amid Low Rainfall
FRANCE - France's wheat crop is set to dip by 13 percent this season due to unfavourable climatic conditions, which would lead to less sales and weak revenue. ...
13 June 2011
Crop Industry News from France French '11-'12 Wheat Crop Expected to Be 31Mt
FRANCE - Winter barley yields are expected to fall by 0.8t/ha from 2010 levels to 5.7t/ha following the drought seen so far this year, according to estimates by the French Agriculture Ministry...
08 June 2011
Crop Industry News from France French Drought To Push Global Wheat Prices
FRANCE - France's driest spring in 50 years is likely to have a heavy impact on its wheat harvest and could drive up global wheat prices, says French agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire. ...
04 April 2011
Crop Industry News from France French Research Underway to Improve Competitiveness
FRANCE - Wheat and maize production face major global challenges due to increasing food and non-food demand, calls for reducing their environmental footprint and growing uncertainties due to...
01 February 2011
Crop Industry News from France John Deere Increases Market Share in France
FRANCE - With more than 20 per cent market share, John Deere tractors have maintained the leading position in France for the seventh consecutive year. ...
18 January 2011
Crop Industry News from France Beulin Leads FNSEA into 2011
FRANCE - Xavier Beulin, the new president of France's national federation of farmers' unions, the FNSEA, has repeated his commitment to shore up farm incomes in the current economic crisis, adding...
14 December 2010
Crop Industry News from France 16% Growth of Pesticides Market in France by 2013
Market experts forecast that agrochemicals and pesticides market in France will experience a 10% growth in 2010 with high single digit percentage increases thereafter, according to News.AgroPages.com....
14 October 2010
Crop Industry News from France Country Named 2nd Global Wheat Exporter
FRANCE – France is expected to become the second-largest wheat exporter this year....
06 October 2010
Crop Industry News from France Problems in French Agriculture Identified in Report
FRANCE - The wheat harvest for this year has been revised downwards in a new report....
26 August 2010
Crop Industry News from France France Approves Biotech Corn Varieties
FRANCE - While France had taken restrictive measures on plant biotech dossiers in the past three years, the Ministry of Agriculture has approved 38 varieties of biotech corn (including the MON810...
06 July 2010
Crop Industry News from France Drought Fears Push EU Wheat To 12-Month High
FRANCE – Increasing fears that a drought may affect parts of Europe has lifted European prices of wheat to one-year highs in London and Paris....
27 April 2010
Crop Industry News from France Farmers Hit Paris in Grain Price Protest
FRANCE - Thousands of French grain farmers have converged on the capital in protest against sharp falls in prices....
08 February 2010
Crop Industry News from France New Farming Approaches Needed
FRANCE – Agronomic management, product positioning and an integrated approach to plant breeding will be key to developing drought-tolerant crops, it has been revealed....
30 December 2009
Crop Industry News from France Boralex adds 47 MW Wind Power Capacity in France
FRANCE - Canadian power producer Boralex Inc said it had, along with its European partner Cube Infrastructure Fund, acquired three wind farms in France to add 47 MW of capacity for about C$115...
23 December 2009
Crop Industry News from France Enel Green Power Starts Main French Wind Farm
FRANCE - With the installation of 12 MW at La Druine (Champagne-Ardenne), Enel Green Power has now completed the 30MW Vallée d'Arce wind farm - the main Enel Green Power wind farm in France....
21 December 2009
Crop Industry News from France Strategies to Combat Climate Change
FRANCE - The 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place in Lyon, France, from 3 to 7 May 2010. ...
16 November 2009
Crop Industry News from France Paris Hosts 7th European Motor BioFuels Forum
FRANCE - The use of biofuels has increased substantially over the recent years. The biofuels industry has grown up and turned into an industry that is being taken seriously. However biofuels...
06 October 2009
Crop Industry News from France Boralex Buys Wind Farm in France
FRANCE - Canadian company Boralex Inc has arranged financing with BNP Paribas for its new wind farm in France....
07 September 2009
Crop Industry News from France Two New Wind Farms in France Commissioned
FRANCE - EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned the Canton de Bonneval and Veulettes wind farms, both located in the northern half of France....
27 August 2009
Crop Industry News from France COLEXON Concludes Contract for 15mw Solar Plants
FRANCE - COLEXON Energy AG and tnp Mitteldeutsche Fonds Beteiligungs GmbH (tnp MFB GmbH)have concluded a framework contract for the planning and the turnkey construction of solar power plants...
23 July 2009
Crop Industry News from France EDF and First Solar to Build Solar Manufacturing Plant
FRANCE - EDF Energies Nouvelles and First Solar Inc are to join forces to build France's largest solar panel manufacturing plant....
16 July 2009
Crop Industry News from France E.ON Acquires French Photovoltaic Developer
FRANCE - E.ON has signed a share sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of Société Conilhac Energies S.A.S. (Conilhac), a developer of photovoltaic projects in southern France....
04 June 2009
Crop Industry News from France First Solar Farm in France to be Inaugurated
FRANCE - E.ON will today inaugurate the company's first solar farm near the southern French town of Le Lauzet, some 150 kilometres north of Marseille. Once all sections have been completed, the...
29 May 2009
Crop Industry News from France Biodiesel from Microalgae
FRANCE - A recent French study explores ways to maximise the potential of using microalgae to produce biofuels. This includes issues surrounding management of the algal biomass waste, the reuse...
16 January 2009
Crop Industry News from France Protéus in Collaboration with Syngenta
FRANCE - Protéus has entered into a collaboration agreement with agribusiness leader, Syngenta to develop the next generation biofuels....

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