Organic farming: Europe wants to authorize pesticides and reduce quality controls in the sector

Organic Farming: Europe Wants to Authorise Pesticides and Reduce Quality Controls in the Sector

HEALTH: The European Agricultural Council plans to soften the standards and even authorise, in certain cases, the presence of pesticides in the productions resulting from organic farming There is growing concern among producers, processors and distributors in the organic sector in France. The European Agricultural Council, which takes place this Monday in Brussels (Belgium), is examining a project to […]

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The government has announced new financial aid for confined farmers

Covid-19: Government Announces New Financial Aid For Farmers

This allowance, up to 112 euros per day, can be paid to those forced to stay at home, to babysit, or to have contracted the coronavirus. Up to 112 euros per day: this is what farmers affected by the Covid-19 will now be able to touch. The ministries of Agriculture, Health and Action and Public Accounts announced Wednesday 29th April […]

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Bad weather in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: "tens of millions of euros of damage"

Bad Weather in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: “Tens of Millions of Euros of Damage”

The thunderstorms of Saturday 15th June 2019, have destroyed many crops in the Drôme, Isère, Ardèche and Savoie (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), say alarmed agricultural unions. The bad weather that struck Saturday 15th June 2019 the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region caused “tens of millions of euros of damage” in many farms, said Michel Joux, president of the FRSEA, the regional branch of the FNSEA, the country’s […]

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French organic agriculture had a record year in 2018

French Organic Agriculture had a Record Year in 2018

Organic agricultural production recorded a record year in France in 2018, especially in cereals. 10% of farmers are now working in organic farming in the country. Organic agricultural production registered a “record year” in France in 2018, especially in cereals, with a rise to 7.5% of the organic agricultural area, while 10% of farmers are now working […]

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A study says that the rivers in France are overflowing with pesticides

Our Rivers are Overflowing with Pesticides, Suspected of Being Endocrine Disruptors

According to an unpublished study, published by Générations future Tuesday 16th April, 2019, pesticides suspected of being endocrine disruptors are present in waterways. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, an unpublished study on the presence of pesticides , suspected of being endocrine disruptors , in French rivers, was published by the association Generations futures. This  new report  complements previous environmental association studies of the presence of […]

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Agriculterus block of Tourcoing (Nord) this Monday, November 27, 2017

Tourcoing Blocked by Tractors

Twenty tractors blocked downtown Tourcoing (Hauts-de-France) this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Farmers protest … Farmers demonstration this Monday, November 27, 2017 in Tourcoing (Hauts-de-France). Since the beginning of the afternoon, twenty tractors protest against the questioning of a promised reduction of some social contributions for farmers. Twenty tractors are positioned blocking traffic. The town of Tourcoing is symbolic because […]

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This summer, the prices of fruits and vegetables were lower than last year.

Fruits and Vegetables: Declining Prices after a 2016 Record

This summer, the prices of fruits and vegetables were lower than last year. They had seen a record increase in 2016 after difficult weather conditions, according to the association Rural Families. The Rural Families Association released Thursday its annual barometer of prices of fruits and vegetables . This summer prices on the labels were down 8% for fruit and 7% for […]

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At the Elysee, Emmanuel Macron receives farmers in crisis

At the Elysee, Macron Receives Farmers in Crisis

The president Emmanuel Macron received Monday morning most of the representatives of the agricultural world in crisis. This meeting comes just weeks after the launch of the States General of the Food and ten days after an arbitration challenged the government on European aid. Central to the talks, which lasted about half an hour each, to […]

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Three hectares of stubble up in smoke at Saint-Etienne-Du-Gue-De-Isle

Saint-Etienne-Du-Gue-De-Isle: Three Hectares of Stubble in Smoke

A fire broke out in a Friday night agricultural machine in Saint-Etienne-Du-Gue-De-Isle. Three hectares of straw were destroyed. Friday night, around 5pm, a fire broke out in a combine in Saint-Etienne-Du-Gue-De-Isle, near the wind farm Landes. The fire spread in a farm field. Three hectares of stubble went up in smoke. The firefighters Mills, Loudeac and Rohan were […]

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Trinidad Porhoët: Over a thousand People Welcome Marine Le Pen 1

Trinidad Porhoët: Over a thousand People Welcome Marine Le Pen

The Front National candidate Marine Le Pen has concluded the first day of her Breton journey by a speech Thursday, late afternoon, on a dairy farm in Trinidad Porhoët front of over 1000 people. One hour, including bath crowd. This is the time it took for Marine Le Pen to galvanize the crowd came to […]

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