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Picardy is the first region for the growing of sugar beets, the second for the potatoes.The wheat and french endives (Chicon in the Picardy language) are also exploited.

Today, more than 2 000 hectares are cultivated by farmers from Vignacourt. There is also livestock farming and milking cows.

This is a blocking imports of sugar from the West Indies in the early 19th century, which will be the starting point, of development of sugar production in France. Several Napoleon's reforms will promote agricultural activity.

In the northern department, it will be the development of the culture of chicory (coffee substitute), in Picardy, it will be the sugar beets.

The climate of the region is suitable for this crop. Sugar beets are planted after the winter frost in March April and is harvested in October-November.


yellow field


farmer in the field


animals in the field


grain elevator

Grain elevator managed by cooperative