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During a press convention dedicated to the agricultural disaster, Gabriel Attal needed, Wednesday, to position agriculture “among the fundamental interests” of the nation. The agricultural orientation invoice, anticipated by the summer season, “recognizes in black and white our objective of agricultural and food sovereignty”, affirmed the French Prime Minister.

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“It’s a strong act. It’s an expected and legitimate recognition. It’s a reminder that there is no country without farmers, no France without agriculture,” declared Wednesday, February 21, the French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, after wishing to position agriculture “among the fundamental interests” of France.

He reaffirmed throughout a press convention that “the objective of agricultural and food sovereignty” could be written “black and white” sooner or later agricultural orientation invoice.

This invoice, anticipated by the summer season, “recognizes in black and white our objective of agricultural and food sovereignty and places agriculture among the fundamental interests of the Nation, in the same way as our security or our national defense” , defined Gabriel Attal.

The draft orientation legislation shall be “presented at the end of the week, deliberated in the spring so that we have a joint joint committee by June”, specified the Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau.

“We need to have procedures that are shortened (…) and therefore the presumption of urgency will be well enshrined in the text of the law,” he added, in reference to the shortening of the development deadlines of water reservoirs.

Several million in help paid for the reason that begin of the agricultural disaster

Three days earlier than the opening of the Agricultural Show, the Prime Minister recalled that the State had already made “62 commitments” to farmers for the reason that begin of the disaster: measures have already been taken “for half of them”, starting from administrative simplification measures to sectoral help plans, he stated.

“As I speak to you, 99% of basic CAP (common agricultural policy) aid has been paid to farmers, i.e. more than 7.5 billion euros. And by March 15, we will be 100% as I committed to,” he stated.

Several million euros in help have additionally been paid as a part of varied nationwide help plans, significantly for breeders whose cattle are victims of MHE illness or farms affected by storms and floods.

Concerning the elimination of the tax on non-road diesel (GNR), Gabriel Attal for instance affirmed that “13,000 requests have already been made, 1,200 have already been paid”.

Projects are additionally underway to strengthen the Egalim legal guidelines, to raised assure farmers' revenue, to enhance farmers' retirement, and to make it simpler to rent international seasonal staff.

With AFP

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