France: Reduce taxes on breeders, and improve the image of meat as The government presents its plan for breeding

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Published Feb 26, 2024

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The French government has announced a plan to bolster the country's livestock industry, which includes tax reductions for breeders and initiatives to enhance the reputation of meat. The plan, revealed at the Agricultural Show, comprises €150 million in tax and social benefits for cattle farmers, a €400 million guaranteed loan scheme for the livestock sector starting in July, and a decree to safeguard the names of animal-based food products. The government is also aiming to counter 'unjustified attacks' on livestock farming and asserts that meat consumption 'should not be stigmatized'.
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The government presented on Sunday a major plan on breeding intended to stem the decline in French livestock, including measures to reduce taxes on breeders and to improve the image of meat. Called “government plan to regain our sovereignty over livestock”, this document was presented on Sunday by the Ministry of Agriculture to agricultural unions and inter-professional organizations during the Agricultural Show, indicated one of the participants in this presentation. Beyond the drop in the number of farms, "the remuneration of breeders remains generally lower than in other agricultural production despite the increase in public support, in particular from the CAP, over the past decade", underlines the document. The preparation of a major plan intended to support livestock farming has emerged since the start of the agricultural crisis as one of the main demands of the sector's unions. The government, which had already presented several measures, is committed to accelerating their ...
Source: Lefigaro
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