France Offers Angry Farmers Emergency Aid

The French government has proposed a €600m (£420m; $655m) package of urgent aid for farmers, who have blocked roads for days in protest at falling prices. Most of the money will help farmers deal with a cash crisis by cancelling or deferring tax payments. But some of the money will help restructure debts. Farmers said they would assess the plan but several routes remain blocked.
They accuse supermarkets and the food industry of keeping prices low, forcing many of them into bankruptcy.

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