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Farmers who are very insecure in the face of climatic hazards


The solidarity fund is running out of steam. The cost of private insurance is considered too high.

"The greatest agronomic disaster of the beginning of the 21st century."

It is in these terms that Julien Denormandie, the Minister of Agriculture, qualified, Tuesday on Public Senate, the exceptional episode of frost which swept through a large part of France last week.

Several hundred thousand hectares of vines, fruit trees or cereals were affected and part of the crops surely destroyed.

If it is too early to assess the losses, because it is still freezing at night this week, especially in regions spared eight days ago, the Minister of Agriculture already believes

"that in terms of money, it will be very significant ”


According to some sources, the total bill could amount to 4 to 5 billion euros.

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To deal with this, an

"exceptional fund to compensate for lost income"

will be created by the public authorities.

It is all the more necessary that very few farmers, even though they are used to dealing with the vagaries of the sky, are insured:

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Source: lefigaro

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