Polish farmers will block the border with Lithuania because of Ukrainian grain

Rice Polish
Published Feb 27, 2024

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Polish farmers are planning a blockade at the Lithuania border to protest against the 'grain carousel', a practice they claim floods the market with Ukrainian grain, affecting their crop prices. They demand Lithuania join the EU's transit program to redirect Ukrainian grain exports. Meanwhile, Pakistan's rice exports have seen a significant increase to various countries, with plans to expand to Mexico and Russia. The top buyers of Pakistani Basmati rice are the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, with a notable rise in exports to Yemen.
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Polish farmers are planning to block truck traffic at a checkpoint on the border with Lithuania, where they believe Ukrainian grain is coming from. This was reported by Wiadomosci. According to the coordinator of the blockade on the border with Lithuania, Karol Pieczynski, the protesters want to stop the phenomenon they call the “grain carousel.” The farmer believes that Ukrainian grain first transits to Lithuania through the Lublin or Podkarpackie voivodeships of Poland. After crossing the Polish-Lithuanian border, Polish services no longer track grain transport. Then, according to Pieczynski, the products change their documents and return to Poland. The activist said that the blockade of Budzyska, the most important checkpoint on the border with Lithuania, is scheduled to begin on March 1 at about 10:00 a.m. and last for a week. Farmers from the Warmia and Mazury and Podlasie voivodeships will take part in the action. The protesters are convinced that farmers in these ...
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