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France

A single case of BTV-4 has been reported in France and new disease control measures have been put in place to guard against the risk of the disease spreading.
By Amy Forde on 20 November 2017
France can resume live exports to Turkey in principle, but severe bluetongue restrictions remain.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 November 2017
Irish live exporters will see growing competition in the crucial Turkish market with the return of French cattle.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 November 2017
A committee of experts mandated by EU member states is again due to meet on Thursday to decide on the future of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and other leading weedkillers.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 November 2017
After supporting a five-year re-authorisation for glyphosate, the French government is now changing its position, raising uncertainty ahead of Thursday's vote.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 November 2017
Risk level of bluetongue making landfall in UK remains ‘low’
Last month, a number of cattle imported into Scotland were identified as having bluetongue, however DEFRA has said that the risk level remains low for the disease making landfall through the air.
By Amy Forde on 07 November 2017
Numbers rose to a peak last winter and that may be occurring again.
By Paul Mooney on 26 October 2017
Price increases for eurozone cattle have not been reflected in Ireland, with R3 young bulls worth 19c/k more than Irish R3 steers.
By Phelim O'Neill on 26 October 2017
Cattle that were imported from France in to Scotland and England tested positive for BTV-8 virus in post import checks, Odile Evans reports.
By Odile Evans on 26 October 2017
An ongoing public consultation on French food policy will result in legislation putting a floor under food prices to protect farm incomes, President Emmanuel Macron has said.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 October 2017
The Irish Farm Buildings Association (IFBA) recently held its annual study tour. This year the destination was the Massif Central region of France where a variety of farms were visited.
By William Conlon on 12 October 2017
The active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and other popular herbicides could be re-authorised for a short period by the 31 December deadline.
By Thomas Hubert on 30 September 2017
Most coverage of French President Emmanuel Macron's big speech on Europe this week has focused on tax – but he also spoke about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy.
By Thomas Hubert on 29 September 2017
Farmers staged a protest on the Champs-Elysées as the French government prepares to oppose the European re-authorisation of the leading herbicide active next month.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 September 2017
The French government remains a stumbling block on the re-licensing of the leading herbicide ingredient in Europe before the 31 December deadline.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2017
The French government remains a stumbling block on the re-licensing of the leading herbicide ingredient in Europe before the 31 December deadline.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2017
It has become increasingly difficult in recent years to find a good paying market for mountain lamb, Phelim O'Neill takes a look at the problem.
By Phelim O'Neill on 07 September 2017
Exports are a small but import element in the Scottish meat industry, writes Phelim O'Neill.
By Phelim O'Neill on 24 August 2017
Early reports from the government body FranceAgriMer show a return to normal for cereals after last year's disaster harvest and record rapeseed supply.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 August 2017
EU member states have the last work in agreeing the next CAP. They have begun to outline their positions.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 August 2017
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