August 5, 2020

Another 80-mn euros to rescue French winegrowers

Sancerre (France) (AFP) – France on Wednesday added 80 million euros to a rescue package for its wine-growing sector, battered by US tariffs and now also the coronavirus pandemic.This means total aid of 250 million euros for the sector, which Prime Minister Jean Castex said was “paying a heavy price” because of the economic downturn.He was on a visit to the central Cher winemaking region, which includes Sancerre and Reuilly, accompanied by Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie.French wine growers estimate they have lost some 1.5 billion euros due to the closure of bars, restaurants, parties …


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