France

France moves to shelter and confine all poultry as bird flu spreads

France moves to shelter and confine all poultry as bird flu spreads

The French government has moved to shelter and confine all poultry as the country is placed at ‘high risk’ considering...

November 5, 2021

Axema report mixed fortunes

Axema report 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

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

Closure of UK-French border has left ‘lorry loads worth millions of pounds being spoiled’

Closure of UK-French border has left ‘lorry loads worth millions of pounds being spoiled’

The UK government is continuing to hold talks with its French counterparts on reopening the border between the UK and...

December 22, 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

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 yesterday, Thursday, February 13,...

February 14, 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 22, 2020

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

France withdraws pesticide authorisations due to health risks

France withdraws pesticide authorisations due to health risks

France has decided to withdraw marketing authorisations for the pesticide metam-sodium due to concerns relating to risk to human health...

November 6, 2018

Anthrax outbreak in France ‘worst in 20 years’

Anthrax outbreak in France ‘worst in 20 years’

France is facing its worst outbreak of anthrax in almost 20 years, following the deaths of more than 50 animals...

August 21, 2018

French farmers bring Tour de France to standstill with protest

French farmers bring Tour de France to standstill with protest

Protesting French farmers brought the Tour de France to a temporary standstill earlier today, with bales of hay reportedly being...

July 24, 2018

Video: Have your weeding done by robot Dino

Video: Have your weeding done by robot Dino

French firm Naio Technologies has developed its most recent agricultural robot specifically for larger vegetable growing set-ups – namely a weeding robot...

June 18, 2017

Farmer receives 150kph speeding fine…in his tractor

Farmer receives 150kph speeding fine…in his tractor

A French farmer received a speeding fine for allegedly clocking 150kph on a speed camera by police in Namur, Belgium...

April 23, 2017

Pics: Numbers down at international farm machinery extravaganza

Pics: Numbers down at international farm machinery extravaganza

Numbers indicate that attendance was slightly down at this year’s SIMA show in Paris. The 77th instalment of the event...

March 11, 2017