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A day in the life of Rémi ( the French farmer)

Today is almost a typical working day for Rémi. After days of bad weather and waiting the wheat harvest can now begin.

Combine harvester

Rémi is a 49 year old French farmer, living with his wife and 10 year old son on a typical farm located in central France. He is a son of a farmer and his wife a farmer’s daughter. They live in a small village with 120 inhabitants, which once boasted 8 farms, however Rémi is the last member of the village to continue in the agricultural industry. He has a herd of 150 Charolais beef cattle, 30 hectares of grazing fields and about 60 hectares of cereal crops such as wheat and rape (Colza). He is alone on his farm with no employees. Continue reading A day in the life of Rémi ( the French farmer)