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Analysis: Le Foll and Hollande face pressure from angry French farmers

February 2016 has been a fraught month for French farm minister Stéphane Le Foll, for whom the agricultural crisis could represent as many as 40,000 farms in serious financial difficulties.

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Bird flu hits French foie gras producers

France appears to be getting a grip on recent avian flu outbreaks, with no new cases reported since mid-January.

European Agricultural Policy France

MPB phases in return to pig auctions

France’s main pig auction site - the Marché du Porc Breton (MPB) in Brittany – resumed trading on Thursday (November 26) after a break of nearly two months.

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Analysis: French pig auction likely to reopen soon

The Breton pig auctioneer Marché du Porc Breton (MPB) could start to phase in a return to business soon, according to reports in the French press late last week.

European Agricultural Policy EU

Analysis: Four week gap leaves French pig market in limbo

After a four-week gap in its sales, France's Marché du Porc Breton (MPB) has given up the unequal struggle of trying to fix a unified national base price for finished pigs.

European Agricultural Policy EU

Analysis: French pig sector faces structural impasse

The Breton pig mart MPB, which sells more than 10-15% of French pig production, is in a deepening crisis.

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