Poland's agricultural and food exports went up by 6 percent year on year after the first eight months of 2020 to EUR 21.9 billion, according to Finance Ministry data published by the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR).
Wednesday's Senate (upper house) amendments to a new animal protection bill are a compromise between animal and human welfare and the best solution the house could find, Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki said after the vote on the amendments.
Polish agriculture is Poland's and Europe's reason of state, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday at a harvest thanksgiving event in Bralin, western Poland.
Poland is the EU's leading cucumber supplier, the Polish Development Fund wrote on Twitter on Monday, quoting Eurostat figures.
In its next seven-year budget, the European Union will earmark EUR 33.5 bln for Polish agriculture, the biggest funds Polish farmers have ever received from the EU, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday at an election rally in Augustow, north-eastern Poland.
The European Commission (EC) has suggested a EUR 26.5 bln increase in the EU's agriculture budget in 2021-27, of which Poland may get an additional PLN 3 bln, EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said in Warsaw on Friday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda appealed for rational management of water resources, shortly after meeting with fruit growers in Dylewo, central Poland, on Tuesday.
A Food Ethics Code signed on Wednesday in the Agriculture Ministry will serve to uphold the high quality of Polish food, which will in turn strengthen consumer trust on the domestic and foreign markets. The new instrument stands under the honorary patronage of Poland's President Andrzej Duda.
Poland is the largest producer of button mushrooms in Europe and one of the leaders in the world, the country sells over half of the European Union's export, the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) has said.
Since October 2019 there has not been a single case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pigs on Polish farms, Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski said on Monday, adding, however, that there are ever more wild boar sick with the disease.