Keyword: crops

Natural disaster declared as storms wreck French crops

French agriculture minister Didier Guillaume said a state of 'natural disaster' would be declared to help insurance relief for French farmers, notably in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps region of central and south-east France where violent storms, including hailfalls, ravaged fruit crops.

Wet weather to leave French wheat farmers with lowest crop for a decade

Heavy rainfall between May and June fuelled diseases and pests, with wheat crops forecast to be down in volume by a quarter on last year.

France moves to ban GM maize planting in short and long term

Government issues temporary decree to prevent planting of genetically-modified maize while working on changes to ensure a longer-term ban.

French court overturns ban on GM corn crops

The Council of State rejected the legal basis for a government ban on growing Monsanto's GM corn which has been in force since March 2012.

France Poised to Beat U.S. in Wheat Exports After Drought

U.S. farmers set to lose their advantage over French growers in export markets after worst Midwest drought in more than a decade.