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Poland | 5 February 2019
Poland detects mad cow disease on farm - OIE

Poland has reported a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) among cattle on a farm near the Czech border, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. ...

Poland | 9 July 2018
Agriculture ambassadors to boost Polish exports?

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski said that such advisors would have expert knowledge of Polish producers, the quality of their products, and delivery times, and that...

Poland | 19 June 2018
Undercover footage shows chicks being bashed to death at Polish poultry farm

Poland is Europe's biggest producer of poultry meat and exports around 65,000 tonnes to the UK every year. Animal protection organisation Open Cages said the crowded and filthy conditions on the br...

Poland | 29 January 2018
Cow swaps farm life for freedom roaming with bison

A Polish cow has surprised biologists after turning its back on domestication and taking up with a herd of bison living in the wilds of eastern Poland. The cow escaped from a farm in late October a...

Poland | 26 January 2018
Poland's agriculture minister to talk policies at V4+4

Polish Agriculture Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel is set to discuss the European Union's agriculture policy with other members of the Visegrad Group as well as Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia when...

Poland | 28 September 2017
Polish MPs reject call to fire agriculture minister

The opposition Polish People’s Party (PSL), many of whose voters come from rural areas, had submitted a motion for a vote of no-confidence in Krzysztof Jurgiel. The PSL accused Jurgiel of conductin...

Poland | 16 July 2017
Taiwan, Poland sign MoU on agriculture

Taiwan and Poland have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation, said Lin Chia-rong, deputy director of the Ministry of Agriculture International Department. ...

Poland | 9 May 2017
Polish dairy farmer wants to tap Chinese market

Mariusz Marczak is a Polish cow breeder and milk producer. Like many other global businessmen, Mariusz too wants to take advantage of the Belt and Road Initiative to enter the Chinese market. "As a...

Poland | 2 May 2017
Polish dairy farmer turns east as China pushes Belt and Road Initiative

Never before has Mariusz Marczak showned so much interest in the Chinese market half a world away from Poland. "We want to produce more quality milk for Chinese consumers," the 31-year-old cow bree...

Poland | 22 February 2017
Cabinet clears decks for India-Poland agriculture pact

The government today approved signing of an agreement between India and Poland for cooperation in the agriculture and allied sectors. The approval was given at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by ...

Poland | 12 August 2016
Bad weather causes millions in agriculture losses

The negative effect of bad weather on agriculture this year has been estimated at PLN 152 million (EUR 36 million) to August, caused by a mixture of drought, hail and storms. Damage estimates are l...

Poland | 17 December 2015
Polish farmers see second biggest decrease in income among EU nations

The agricultural industry in the European Union has shrunken in recent months, with Germany and Poland the worst affected in terms of farmers' income. Real agricultural income per worker in Germany...

Poland | 14 October 2015
Polish 'farm defenders' arrested, imprisoned

The might of the Polish state is turning against the country's small farmers following a series of effective protests against the sale of land in the country's western Pomerania province to foreign in...

Poland | 25 September 2015
Farmers visit dairy, beef and poultry farms in Poland

The annual trip organised by Fermanagh Ulster Farmers’ Union will be based in Krakow from Sunday until next Wednesday. During their four-day trip, the farmers representing all sectors in the county...

Poland | 16 September 2015
Polish agriculture Minister 'disappointed' with EU aid

Poland will be getting EUR 28.9 million in aid to farmers from the EU as part of a total of EUR 500 million for the entire EU, with Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki being “disappointed”. T...

Poland | 26 August 2015
Poland's govt to compensate farmers hit by drought

Poland will pay more than 500 million zlotys ($135 million) in compensation to the thousands of farmers who have lost crops and fodder because of drought and unusually high temperatures, the agricultu...

Poland | 17 April 2015
Polish farmers planted trees to gain EU funding

Some 14,500 Polish farmers have benefited from subsidies for organic fruit orchards over the past decade. The NIK report found that although the area of land allocated to this type of cultivation ...

Poland | 18 February 2015
Farmers preparing for more protests

The announcement was made by Sławomir Izdebski, the head of the Farmers All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ), Monday. Around 10,000 people are expected to take part in the protest, with Izde...

Poland | 12 February 2015
Hurt by Russian embargo, Polish farmers hit roads in protest

Hundreds of Polish farmers on Wednesday tried to block roads with their tractors to the capital Warsaw, demanding government compensation for losses due to a Russian embargo on EU agricultural product...

Poland | 4 August 2014
Russia's embargo threatens Polish producers with bankruptcy

The agriculture chamber of Greater Poland Voivodeship blames Polish politicians for recent Russia’s ban on imports of fruits and vegetables from Poland. “The political bias of Poland in the Ukraini...

Poland | 17 February 2014
Polish farmers 'grassroots rebellion'

Farmers in northern Poland are demanding the right to sell the food they produce in local shops, fighting oppressive sanitary regulations, picketing the Land Agency for access to prime farmland, and r...

Poland | 28 January 2013
Poland source of horsemeat beef burgers: Ireland

Ireland’s agriculture department says beef containing horse DNA, which was supplied to major food companies like Tesco, originated in Poland. The Department of Health was first alarmed about the is...

Poland | 8 January 2013
Poland bans cultivation of GM crops

Poland has become eighth EU member state to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as safe. This would affect two crops, which are...

Poland | 13 August 2012
Polish farmers to pay income tax 'from 2014'

Poland's new agriculture minister Stanisław Kalemba has said that Polish farmers will be paying income tax from 2014. “Whether we want it or not, EU policy is going in this direction,” Kalemba, who...

Poland | 19 July 2012
Polish agriculture minister offers resignation

Poland's Minister of Agriculture has offered his resignation after allegations emerged concerning the mishandling of funds by institutions connected to the ministry. Marek Sawicki, a member of jun...

Poland | 21 May 2012
Minister says he won't ban ritual slaughter

Poland’s minister of agriculture said he will not bow to activists and ban ritual slaughter in the country.

Poland | 12 August 2011
Poland faces worst grain harvest in decade

Poland’s grain production and quality will decline this year because of heavy rain in the past weeks, Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said.

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