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France

The French president has outlined a number of protective measures he says have now been included in the proposed trade agreement with South American countries.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 February 2018
The combined approach of direct-drilling, companion cropping and cover crops has allowed many French farmers to reduce pesticide reliance, improve soil health and increase margins.
By Stephen Robb on 22 February 2018
Asian markets showed the biggest growth for Irish beef and offal products, though it was for the lower-value parts of the animal.
By Phelim O'Neill on 21 February 2018
Recent hearings by the French Senate have confirmed that successive detections of salmonella in infant formula were slow to translate into consumer protection measures, threatening the wider industry.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 February 2018
ANC protests spread in France
French farmers blocking major roads have extended their action this week in protest at proposed changes to the areas eligible for Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) payments.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 February 2018
Dry weather continues to dominate market sentiment. Anticipated rainfall in the US and particularly in Argentina failed to dampen gains made in future markets over the past week.
By Stephen Robb on 13 February 2018
No new cases reported in its latest and final report on the outbreak to the OIE. It will now begin seeking to have export restrictions lifted.
By Paul Mooney on 08 February 2018
Protesting French farmers have offloaded produce and waste outside supermarkets and blocked roads .
By Thomas Hubert on 02 February 2018
Lactalis contamination went on for 12 years
The French dairy giant at the centre of a health scandal is decommissioning the milk drier linked to infant formula bacterial contamination after investigations showed it dated back to 2005.
By Thomas Hubert on 02 February 2018
The troubled Swiss-based company has agreed to sell its legacy Cloverhill facilities for considerably less than what it bought them for.
By Eoin Lowry on 07 February 2018
A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
By Eoin Lowry on 01 February 2018
A ministerial-level meeting is under way to launch a new round of trade negotiations with South American countries, with France and Ireland in an alliance to protect the beef sector from imports.
By Thomas Hubert on 30 January 2018
As Europe enters a series of key negotiations on the future of CAP and legislation to restore fairness along the food processing chain, one heavyweight player at the table is in a state of flux.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 January 2018
Leading European dairy producing countries reported high output in November, however early results from Denmark and New Zealand for December point to a slowdown.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 January 2018
French investors have taken over Eir and its infrastructure connecting nearly all Irish farms. The country has a mixed record when it comes to rural broadband.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 January 2018
Police raid at Lactalis HQ
French police have raided five premises belonging to French dairy giant Lactalis, after infant formula was contaminated by salmonella.
By Michael Keaveny on 17 January 2018
Meet Pat McClean, breeder of the highest price beef animal in 2017. Writes Shane Murphy.
By Shane Murphy on 18 January 2018
50 new bluetongue cases in France
Continuing bluetongue outbreaks in French cattle mean vaccination and export restrictions remain in place in the country, but recent cases have been away from coasts close to the UK and Ireland.
By Michael Keaveny on 15 January 2018
83 countries affected by major Lactalis infant formula recall
French dairy giant, Lactalis, has recalled 12 million boxes of infant milk formula from one French factory, due to salmonella contamination.
By Amy Forde on 15 January 2018
Butter prices have stabilised around the €4,000/t mark, following the sharp falls in price from October through to December.
By Lorcan Allen on 11 January 2018
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