Industry

The French Ministry of Agriculture has released a report, Agriculture Innovation 2025, which proposes 30 different innovative projects for competitive agriculture that respects the environment. The projects are organized along three broad priorities – making agriculture help in the fight against climate change, using new technologies to advance agriculture, and uniting the fields of research, […]

The French Ministry of Agriculture has released its guide on the appropriate, limited use of chemical pesticides on fruit products in orchards. The Ecophyto Fruit Guide is part of the French government’s overall Ecophyto plan to reduce and improve the use of pesticides and other chemicals on agricultural products in a move toward a more […]

Overall, 150 perfume, aromatic and medicinal plants are cultivated in France. A great number of these plants are inherited from the Charlemagne period in the eighth century (768-814) when he ordered that a selection of aromatic and medicinal plants be cultivated in the King’s gardens. The tradition has remained, especially in some regions of France. […]

American gastronomes and connoisseurs of charcuterie no longer have to travel to France to delight in the world-famous Jambon de Bayonne (PGI), known in English as the Bayonne Ham. The maiden shipment of Delpeyrat’s artisan French hams arrived to the United States on the first of July. “It’s the first time we are selling the […]

France’s international trade balance for agricultural and agrifood products reached 1,039 million euros in March 2015, demonstrating the French agriculture’s strength in producing high quality products that are appreciated on the world market both within and outside the Europe. International demand for French agricultural goods, from grains to processed foods, has increased from March of […]

The French Minister for Agrifood Industries, Guillaume Garot, received a delegation of US journalists on September 8 on the topic of Cognac spirits production in France and exports from France and consumption of the beloved beverage in the US. The French Minister presented the origin of Cognac Protected Designation of Origin and discussed the US […]

After more than 10 years of suspension, the importation of French apples and pears to the United States is once again underway. A first consignment of French apples has already arrived in the U.S., and many more are expected to follow. The embargo was initially placed on French apples and pears by the American authorities […]

With gross sales reaching €10.8 billion, 2014 was the third best year in the history French wine and spirit exportations despite a 2.8% reduction in both volume exported and overall revenue, according to the French Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters. The trade balance came in at €9.5 billion, solidifying wine and spirits as the […]

The French agriculture is marked by its history. The history of French agriculture could start with the Gaulois in 2000 B.C. They were the first farmers working on French land. The Roman invasion around 50 A.C. brought organization and technical progress like everywhere else in Europe. The Middle Age was marked by the feudal system. […]

On April 1st, 2015, the European Union officially did away with the milk quota regime that has applied to dairy farmers in all EU member states for the past 31 years. The dairy industry and indeed the European agricultural economy are now discerning the best measures to take to ensure a viable dairy sector in […]