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11 September 2013
View news from France Farms Still Being Lost Through Milk Price War
FRANCE - French dairy farming will continue to lose businesses unless milk pricing woes can be resolved....
04 September 2013
View news from France Agriculture to Go Back into Education
FRANCE – An education programme to introduce students to the complex issues of agricultural sustainability will be included in the national syllabus this term....
02 September 2013
View news from France Novus International-Sponsored Student Travel Award Presented to a Deserving Young Scientist
FRANCE - Stephen Moore, the winner of the EAAP's Young Scientist Competition and recipient of an additional special Travel Award sponsored by Novus was recognised at the European Federation of Animal Science in Nantes, France....
16 August 2013
View news from France EU Production Quotas in 2015 Could Impact French Dairy Sector
FRANCE - France's dairy industry is expected to be significantly impacted by the termination of the EU production quotas in 2015. There are currently intense discussions within the industry and among policy makers on how to adapt to this major change...
14 August 2013
View news from France UK Farmers Observe Lucerne Potential
FRANCE - Grazing specialists say there is scope for farmers to adopt alphalpha (lucerne) grass as an alternative forage option. ...
09 August 2013
View news from France Schmallenberg Vaccine Granted Market Authorization
FRANCE - Market authorization has been granted for a new inactivated vaccine for the schmallenberg virus, to be available to French farmers in September....
07 August 2013
View news from France SPACE President Passes Away
FRANCE - The directors and staff of SPACE pay tribute to their President, Jean-Michel Lemetayer, who died suddenly on 31 July....
02 August 2013
View news from France French Retailers Relax Grip on Beef Margins
FRANCE - A shortage of French slaughter cattle during the first half of this year led to multiple retailers potentially loosening their stranglehold on retail margins for home-raised beef, writes Peter Crosskey....
12 June 2013
View news from France SPACE 2013: Top Livestock Event
FRANCE - SPACE 2013 will take place from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September, in Rennes. ...
01 May 2013
View news from France Ombudsmen Arrives at Milk Price Formula
FRANCE – After a protracted consultation process across all dairy sector stakeholders, the Ombudsman in charge of mediating a sustainable market structure has arrived at a minimum per litre price of €25. ...
23 April 2013
View news from France Ombudsman to Announce Conclusions on 'Fair' Milk Price
FRANCE – State figureheads are calling for a guaranteed price of 25 cents a litre for the second half of 2013. ...
14 March 2013
View 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 into a European leader for agroecology, writes Peter Crosskey....
13 March 2013
View news from France Beef and Lamb Consumption Drops Following Output Decrease
FRANCE - Production of beef and lamb fell 5 per cent in 2012 having a knock on effect on consumption, which fell 2 per cent....
27 February 2013
View news from France France Demands European Level Labelling of Ready Meal Meat
FRANCE - Labelling requirements for meat in ready meals were escalated to a European priority by French president François Hollande over the weekend, writes Peter Crosskey. ...
11 February 2013
View news from France Ceva Records Double-Digit Growth for Third Successive Year
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €607.3 million (US$782 million) in 2012, up by 14 per cent on 2011 and 10 per cent at a constant perimeter and exchange rates....
30 January 2013
View news from France Japan to Lift French Beef Block
FRANCE – Senior government ministers have welcomed news that Japan will lift beef age limits to include cattle under 31 months of age, the Council of Food Safety and Pharmaceutical Affairs Ministry of Health confirmed this week....
28 December 2012
View news from France Maize Predicted to be Better than Expected
FRANCE - “Despite the exceptionally challenging growing season, much of the maize harvested this year will feed better than you think,” says Robin Turner, Caussade Semences maize specialist....
19 December 2012
View 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....
18 December 2012
View news from France Farm Income Report Shows Difficult Year
FRANCE - The Commission of National Agricultural Accounts has released the results of the farm income forecast for 2012 showing smaller volumes and higher costs of production are threatening rural life in some provincial French areas. ...
19 November 2012
View news from France French Prime Minister Demands Reform Satisfaction
FRANCE - The French Prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has called for a successful European Policy reform but had stresses French interests must be satisfied....
01 November 2012
View news from France Brucellosis Case in Wild Goats
FRANCE - An outbreak of brucellosis has been reported in South East France, affecting four mountain goats (Alpine ibex). ...
18 October 2012
View news from France French Milk Producers Appear in Court
FRANCE - Nine French milk producers appeared in court earlier this month, charged with property damage in connection with the milk strike in 2009....
08 October 2012
View news from France French Cattle Supplies Continue to Decline
FRANCE - The latest figures published in September by the French Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry show a 10 per cent decline in finished cattle slaughterings during August compared to a year earlier, writes Bernadette Byrne from the Paris...
02 October 2012
View news from France The 26th SPACE: Looking to the Future
FRANCE - The 26th SPACE trade fair took place from 11 to 14 September 2012 in Rennes in a very positive atmosphere, with much high-quality dialogue, both at exhibitors’ stands and at the 50 organised conferences....
21 September 2012
View news from France FAO and OIE Work on Formal Accord
FRANCE - The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN and the World Animal Health Organisation are to work on a formal accord to address the overlaps in the mandates of the two agencies and facilitate and improve cooperation. ...
20 September 2012
View 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 Silva agreed during discussions in Paris this week. ...
18 September 2012
View 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 in the long-term, protect consumers from rising food prices....
14 September 2012
View news from France Investment Fund Established for Livestock Producers
FRANCE - With livestock producers suffering from high feed prices, a solidarity fund has been established by grain producers. It is expected this fund will lower the cost of production for producers as well as provide them with some means to invest in...
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