Late frost catastrophe for French agriculture
French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie stated the bizarre frost within the first week of April was the “greatest agronomic catastrophe of the century”.
Historic low temperatures have taken their toll on vines, fruit timber, rapeseed and beets throughout the nation.
There have been sub-zero temperatures for 3 consecutive nights beginning April 6, with temperatures as little as minus 9 levels centigrade in some areas.
Wine producers are among the many hardest hit, and the frost setback follows earlier droughts and different climate setbacks, in addition to an extra 25% tariffs on imports into the US.