Stéphane Le Foll
French and Irish tillage farmers are those most affected by regional weather impact on this year's crops, and France is so far the only country asking for EU assistance.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 October 2016
Farmers have begun nationwide protests at sites forming part of the supply chain of France's largest dairy processor around the country ahead of crunch negotiations on Tuesday.
By Thomas Hubert on 29 August 2016
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll has presented new measures to help grain farmers, including tax deferrals as well as a speeding up in the repayment of value added tax (VAT).
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 28 July 2016
The country has lost its negligible risk BSE status and is asking food safety agencies to research how young cows in France, Ireland and the UK became infected in the past year.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 March 2016
Tests have confirmed a suspected BSE case identified in France last week. France is calling for a European investigation into isolated infections in young animals.
By Amy McShane on 24 March 2016
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll claimed broad support for EU-wide restrictions on milk production among member states after visiting several countries this week.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 March 2016
In an attempt to address falling prices, the French government will propose payments for farmers who cut milk and pigmeat production at the next meeting of the EU agriculture ministers.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 February 2016
The French government has extended veterinary measures after 18 cases of bluetongue disease were detected in the country since 11 September.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 September 2015
French livestock farmers protesting against low prices have blocked access to major cities and tourist destinations in western France ahead of a key cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
By Thomas Hubert on 21 July 2015
Although there has been an increase in domestic supplies, so far in 2015 the French beef market has been characterised by disappointing demand on its domestic market and main export markets.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 02 June 2015
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll has added €2m to existing aid measures for suckler farmers hit by low margins.
By Thomas Hubert on 06 May 2015
The French government has said farmers could transfer existing leases with their references and entitlements attached, allowing many start-up farmers to draw higher payments than previously thought.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 April 2015