France Seeks EU Flexibility on Farm Subsidies After Frost
French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire asked the European Union for “flexibility” on farm- subsidy payments after farmers suffered crop damage from freezing weather.
Le Maire wrote to EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos on April 10, the agriculture ministry said in an e-mailed statement today. The minister guaranteed farm unions that area payments will be made for frozen plots provided weeds are correctly managed, according to the ministry.
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