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Rapeseed gets relief from rain but EU crop still set to shrink

24 May 2019

PARIS Rain brought some relief to European Union rapeseed crops this month, but analysts still expect this year's harvest to be the lowest in more than a decade after drought and insect attacks.

Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

07 May 2019

PARIS One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind's relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the devastating impact of modern civilization on the natural world. | Video

Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

06 May 2019

* Loss of biodiversity stems from human activity, report says

Insects, drought may curb EU rapeseed's recovery from sowing troubles

05 Apr 2019

PARIS A mild end to winter has boosted the growth of rapeseed crops in Europe but also led to insect damage and kept some regions dry, limiting prospects for a recovery from a drought-hit sowing campaign, analysts said.

Insects, drought may curb EU rapeseed's recovery from sowing troubles

05 Apr 2019

PARIS, April 5 A mild end to winter has boosted the growth of rapeseed crops in Europe but also led to insect damage and kept some regions dry, limiting prospects for a recovery from a drought-hit sowing campaign, analysts said.

UPDATE 1-Louis Dreyfus gets soybean boost from trade war

25 Mar 2019

* Annual report cites risk over Russia project loan (Adds detail)

Louis Dreyfus results to gauge turnaround effort, trade-war fallout

23 Mar 2019

PARIS Louis Dreyfus Company will be in the spotlight next week as its annual results indicate whether it has recovered from a bruising period in agricultural commodities and how well the firm has managed the fallout from a U.S.-China trade dispute.

French seed firm Vilmorin maintains some Iran sales, awaits EU scheme

05 Mar 2019

PARIS French seed maker Vilmorin, said on Tuesday it was continuing some exports to Iran with the backing of a French bank, and will participate in efforts to implement a European scheme to avoid U.S. sanctions targeting trade with Tehran.

EU no closer to Mercosur deal but sees U.S. beef quota fix in weeks

23 Feb 2019

PARIS The European Union is no closer to a trade deal with Mercosur because members of the South American bloc have changed their position on previously agreed issues, but expects to settle a U.S. claim for a bigger share of a beef import quota within weeks, the EU's agriculture chief said.

French farmers warm to Macron as he calls on EU to keep budget big

23 Feb 2019

PARIS European Union agriculture is threatened by divisions inside the EU and competition from rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food quality and environmental protection.

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