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Latest update : 2014-07-07

Agriculture: Is France falling behind?

In this edition, we put the spotlight on the farming industry. Farming is a crucial part of the French economy and the country has long been the European Union's biggest agricultural producer. But today, French agriculture is on the back foot. Germany has already overtaken France in both milk and pork production. This is sparking concerns among French farmers that they're not competing on a level playing field.

Reports by Ali Laïdi and Sonia de la Forterie

By FRANCE 24

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