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Warsaw finalizes grain subsidies for farmers

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Published Apr 15, 2024

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The Polish government is taking steps to support local farmers by allocating approximately 2 billion zlotys to purchase surplus grain, focusing on wheat, rye, triticale, and barley, in response to protests over low prices caused by Ukrainian imports and EU environmental regulations. Concurrently, Slovakia, led by its pro-Russian Prime Minister Robert Fico, is strengthening ties with Ukraine through enhanced energy, rail, and grain transport cooperation, including removing restrictions on Ukrainian agricultural products. This move aims to support Ukraine's export capabilities while addressing Poland's domestic agricultural concerns.
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Due to low grain prices, Polish producers need the help of the government. A deputy minister of agriculture spoke about the finalization of the support package. He also added that the aid is intended for farmers, but commercial companies cannot receive it. Meanwhile, Slovakia's pro-Russian prime minister is deepening energy and transport relations with Ukraine. This includes grain delivery. The government wants to set aside about 2 billion zlotys (about HUF 184 billion) in order to be able to buy up surplus grain from farmers, another deputy minister of the Ministry of Agriculture said. The farmers protested because of low prices, which they blame on imports from Ukraine, and because of the restrictions imposed on them by the European Union's environmental regulations. "The directive is in its final stages," Deputy Agriculture Minister Michal Kolodziejczak said in the Warsaw parliament. - Provides aid to wheat, rye, triticale and barley producers. It applies to those who sell from ...
Source: AgroForum
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