Salon de l'agriculture

Farmers tackle Macron at Paris agriculture fair

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President Emmanuel Macron was greeted with jeers by a section of farmers attending the major yearly agricultural showground in Paris, engaging with hecklers who protested notably against diminishing revenues and a future ban on the use of the herbicides containing the compound glyphosate. 

Hollande rises early for yearly cow-patting ritual at Paris agricultural fair

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The French president spent eight hours at the opening of the fair, a key event for the farming world and politicians seeking its support.