Poland: Farmers are protesting for a just cause and the government should sit down at the table with them very quickly

Grains, Cereal & Legumes
Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 21, 2024

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Poland's domestic grain market is under strain due to low cereal prices and moderate demand, leading to farmers withholding their grain stocks. The situation is exacerbated by the government's conflict over Ukrainian grain imports, following Poland's decision to maintain a blockade despite the European Commission's decision not to extend the embargo. This has led to Ukrainian grain infiltrating the domestic market and strained Polish-Ukrainian relations. Farmers are protesting against the European Green Deal and the influx of Ukrainian goods, which they argue undermines the competitiveness of Polish agriculture.
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The domestic grain market is currently struggling with considerable difficulties. Cereal prices remain under strong downward pressure, which is due to, among others, from prices on world markets and moderate demand from processors, who are limiting purchases and trying to rely on previously concluded contracts. As a result, farmers - especially larger farms - are reluctant to sell grain at the current low prices. – The supply of grain on the Polish market is still limited. Farmers refrain from selling this grain because the prices are unsatisfactory. The government announced subsidies and I know that the Minister of Agriculture submitted such an application to the Minister of Finance - which also means that farmers are waiting to sell grain until the decision whether there will be a subsidy system - says Monika Piątkowska to the Newseria Biznes agency. The limited supply applies especially to barley and oats, and analysts expect that the situation will probably improve only around ...
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