Locked content President signs law amending 2016 budget

On Tuesday, President Andrzej Duda signed the law of October 20, 2016 amending the budget act for 2016, the Chancellery of the President announced. The law authorizes the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to pay out advances this year of 70 percent on direct payments to agricultural prod...

Locked content Sejm begins working on state land sale bill

The Council of Ministers has commenced work on a bill regarding the sale of state-owned land, ISBNews reports. The bill will freeze the sales of many agricultural properties owned by the State Treasury for the next five years and implement some changes to laws proposed by the Minister of Agriculture...

Polish exports to be promoted on 13 markets

In 2016 Polish agriculture and food export will concentrate and promote mostly on 13 markets. Some of these are: the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, India, Japan, China, Canada, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, USA, South Africa, Egypt and Vietnam.

Locked content Alternative fruit markets sought

Polish Radio Jedynka has interviewed Marek Sawicki, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development regarding the state of affairs in the Polish fruit farming sector. “Agricultural exports to Russia amounted to €1.3 billion last year,” exclaimed Sawicki. Sawicki also said that this yea...

Locked content Cider sales breaking all records

Alcoholic apple cider has been a popular drink with Poles as of late. According to data from a report prepared by industry associations, 8.5 million liters of apple cider have been sold in 2014 year-to-date in October. One-sixth of the apple crop was under question due to the Russian embargo on Poli...

Locked content EU may help Polish fruit and vegetable growers

The European Commission does not rule out a helping hand to Polish farmers who may suffer due to the Russian embargo on Polish fruit and vegetables. A motion from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Marek Sawicki regarding the matter has been sent to the EU Commission. EU Commission sp...

Locked content Direct subsidies to small farmers possible

Small commercial farmers may receive direct subsidies from the EU. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is sending an application to Brussels regarding this project. The new subsidy system will reward effective and productive farmers. National Council of Agricultural Chambers president ...