8 out of 10 French farmers completed their crop rotation before the exemption

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Mar 2, 2024

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Changes to the GAEC 8 requirement for farmers to receive aid now necessitate that at least 4% of their land be fallow or non-productive, or include intermediate or nitrogen-fixing crops. A survey by Terre-net and Web-agri revealed that 23% and 20% of their readers respectively plan to adjust their crop rotation for the 2023/24 campaign. However, weather conditions and rising input costs have hindered the sowing of spring barley. Experts suggest corn or sunflowers as potential alternative crops, but there are concerns about the availability of certified seed potatoes.
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As a reminder, the satisfaction of the so-called GAEC 8 requirement is evolving this campaign: “farmers will be able to receive aid if they reach at least 4% of their surface area by adding not only any fallows and non-productive areas but also crops intermediate or nitrogen-fixing products (lentils, peas, etc.), provided that they are cultivated without the use of phytosanitary products,” specifies the Official Journal of the EU We therefore asked the readers of Terre-net and Web-agri: do you plan to change your crop rotation for the 2023/24 campaign? The response is generally similar on both sides: 23% of Terre-net readers indicate that they will indeed adjust the areas dedicated to spring crops, compared to 20% of Web-agri readers. For all others, the rotation has already been completed before the adoption of the partial exemption from the fallow obligation. Find the details of the answers: “This partial exemption is a step forward, but there remains the calculation of ...
Source: TerreNet
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