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Neonicotinoids: uncapped compensation to reassure beet growers in the event of jaundice


The device will be the subject of a financing agreement in the coming weeks, according to the minister.

All possible losses of beet growers will be compensated if jaundice strikes in 2023, confirmed Thursday the Minister of Agriculture and representatives of the sector, concerned that farmers continue to cultivate despite the end of seeds treated with neonicotinoids

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During a press briefing, Marc Fesneau committed to the "

principle of compensation for loss due to jaundice, if there is jaundice


Sugar root growers will decide in the coming weeks whether to plant beets or prefer other crops.

"Device without ceiling"

It is a device without ceiling, without deductible, a public insurance which will only compensate the loss linked to jaundice

”, specified to AFP, Franck Sander, president of the General Confederation of beet planters (CGB), specialized section of the majority union FNSEA.

A fortnight ago, we were without a solution, we would have lost a quarter of French surfaces, we would have closed factories, lost jobs (…) this is a big step forward for the sector

”, he said. he adds.

The day before, more than a thousand farmers marched in Paris to denounce the “

agricultural decline

”, induced according to them by the prohibition of pesticides which they consider essential to their activity.

Complying with a European court decision, France gave up at the end of January to authorize by derogation neonicotinoid insecticides on sugar beet seeds, implicated in the massive decline of bee colonies.

The planned compensation system avoids the “


” of that put in place in 2020, satisfied Franck Sander.

That year, in the absence of neonicotinoids, the harvest had fallen to its lowest for more than 30 years due in particular to a severe attack of jaundice, a viral disease transmitted by aphids.

Many of us had lost between 60% and 70% of their production

”, according to Franck Sander.

These losses had only been partially covered due to a European rule (“

de minimis

”), which limits the compensation that a farm can receive every three years to 20,000 euros.

Source: lefigaro

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