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In the countryside, the crowing of the rooster at the heart of the battle between peasants and neo-rurals

2023-11-28T18:48:41.530Z

Highlights: A bill aimed at better protecting farmers from neo-rurals who are suing them will be examined on 4 December in the National Assembly. "Our countryside is also a place of production where farmers work every day to feed the French," says Luc Smessaert, a dairy farmer in the Oise region. "If we have to take the tractor out on Sunday or at night to sow wheat after weeks of rain, we do it because nature doesn't wait," he says. "There are 490 farmer files...This article is for subscribers only. You still have 85% to discover.


A bill aimed at better protecting farmers from neo-rurals who are suing them will be examined on 4 December in the National Assembly.


Rooster crowing, cows mooing, smell of slurry, noise of tractors, imposing buildings... These realities of rural life are sometimes perceived as noise, visual or olfactory nuisance by neo-rurals, who have left the hustle and bustle of the metropolises for the tranquillity of the villages. "Our countryside is also a place of production where farmers work every day to feed the French," says Luc Smessaert, a dairy farmer in the Oise region and vice-president of the majority agricultural union, the National Federation of Farmers' Unions (FNSEA). If we have to take the tractor out on Sunday or at night to sow wheat after weeks of rain, we do it because nature doesn't wait."

Practices that are not necessarily to the liking of all new residents. In recent years, they have not hesitated to go to court to put an end to an activity that they consider too noisy or smelly. "There are 490 farmer files...

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