A general view shows the countryside near Guerlesquin, northern Brittany, November 4, 2013. France's aim to shift nearly one billion euros in European subsidies to help struggling livestock farmers ... more 
A general view shows the countryside near Guerlesquin, northern Brittany, November 4, 2013. France's aim to shift nearly one billion euros in European subsidies to help struggling livestock farmers could be stymied by a crisis in the meat processing sector faced with a wave of plant closures in Brittany, leaving more room to competitors. France is the European Union's leader in poultry output and third for pork, with the country's western part hosting the bulk of farmers and industry players, initially attracted by easy access to ports to import feed and boost exports. France is now losing its pole position as Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium gain market shares, even within France itself, by using more efficient tools and often cheaper labour. Picture taken November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) less 
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