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Protesters wearing yellow vests, the symbol of a French drivers’ protest against higher diesel prices, occupy a roundabout in Cissac-Medoc, France on Wednesday. The slogan in pink reads “Urgent, purchase power, dignity for all.” (Photo: Reuters/Regis Duvignau)

France delays food price rise for farmers after protests

Paris | Reuters — France, reeling from violent protests over the cost of living, said Wednesday it will delay a planned rise in minimum food prices, incurring the wrath of the main farmers group which urged street action next week. A powerful constituency in French politics, farmers have long complained of being hit by a […] Read more

France’s Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll says “nearly 10 per cent” of the country’s livestock operations “are on the verge of going bankrupt.” (Agriculture.gouv.fr)

France says livestock crisis putting thousands of farms at risk

Paris | Reuters –– A downturn in France’s livestock sector has put thousands of farms close to bankruptcy, the government said Friday, as it seeks to contain a crisis that has undermined a flagship pledge to improve the livelihood of livestock producers. Farmers say a deteriorating international market, marked by a Russian food embargo, slowing […] Read more