Fed-up farmers await presidential runners at Paris farm expo | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Fed-up farmers await presidential runners at Paris farm expo

With France's election just two months away, glad-handing at the annual farm show is not just a photo op for presidential hopefuls, it's a must.

And this year the candidates had better come bearing concrete plans, not just smiles, union leaders and exhibitors say.

"We're waiting for them," said Jeremy Decerle, the head of the Jeunes Agriculteurs (Young Farmers) union, complaining that the would-be heads of state have given the distressed farming sector short shrift so far.

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