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The Ordre National du Mérite Agricole is an order of merit established in Francemarker on 7 July 1883 by Minister of Agriculture Jules Méline to reward services to agriculture. Its ribbon is Moiré pattern green (holders are said to "avoir le poireau", or "have a leek", in reference to its colour) with a red-orange stripe down each side - the stripes symbolise the presitigious institution of the ordre national de la Légion d’honneur. The Order has the ranks of knight (around 23,000 at present, including all living former ministers of agriculture), officer (5,000) and commander (400).

Canada has an equivalent order, whose recipients include Onésiphore Ernest Talbot.

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Chevalier



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