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France to raise agriculture catastrophe fund to compensate frost damage: PM

A farmer spreads nitrogen fertilizer in his wheat field in Blecourt

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government will lift upper limits on its agriculture catastrophe fund to compensate farmers for frost damage to their crops, Prime Minister Jean Castex told parliament on Tuesday.

Grapevines, fruit trees and many other crops such as rapeseed and sugar beets have sustained major damage due to unusually strong spring frost nationwide.

(Reporting by GV De Clercq, Editing by Dominique Vidalon)

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