Keyword: livestock

French farmers blame electromagnetic fields for mystery animal deaths

The mysterious deaths of livestock on some French farms, which remain unexplained despite a recent scientific study, are being blamed by some farmers on electromagnetic fields created by nearby wind turbine installations and mobile phone transmitters.

Road blocks ease but French farmers vow to continue with protest

The blockade of France's second-largest city Lyon has ended, but union leaders threatened more protest action over low earnings in coming days.

French livestock farmers offered 1.1 bln-euro emergency aid package

The measures include tax breaks worth 600M euros and loans worth 500M euros for the struggling farmers, 10% of whom face bankruptcy.

French government to unveil urgent measures to ease livestock farming crisis

The move due Wednesday follows mounting protests, including road blocks, by farmers decrying retailers' and food processors' profit margins.