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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
Parallel CAP diplomacy at French chateau meeting
A key player was missing at the unofficial EU agricultural summit convened by the French minister between a vineyard and a Renaissance palace this Thursday and Friday.
By The Dealer on 03 September 2016
French farmers step up milk price protests against dairy giant Lactalis
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
France supports grain farmers in face of crop failures
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
French agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll has renewed calls for EU payments in exchange of milk production cuts and called for beef sector support ahead of next week's Council of EU ministers.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 July 2016
A panel of experts from EU member states is due to vote this week on the controversial relicensing of the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and other widely used herbicides.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 May 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
Milk supply control debate rages on
The French government and the IFA have publicised opposite views on the option of milk supply control measures opened by last week’s Council of EU agriculture ministers.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 March 2016
French agriculture minister confirms BSE case and calls for EU-wide probe
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 11 February 2016
France brings production cut proposals to EU table
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
French farmers launch fresh price protests
French farm organisations have staged road blockades in the past few days and plan wider disruption from this Wednesday in protest at low farmgate prices.
By Thomas Hubert on 26 January 2016
Deadly strain of bird flu detected in France
The French authorities have detected a case of severe avian flu on a poultry farm in the Dordogne region of the country.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 November 2015
France to vaccinate 1.3 million animals against bluetongue
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
Singapore opens its doors to French beef
France is the latest country to gain access to the Singapore beef market, in a move welcomed warmly by French Agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 26 August 2015
French farmer protests target cities and tourist sites
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
Low demand for beef among French consumers leads to a drop in Irish exports
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
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