The EU Commissioner for Agriculture has said during a visit to Poland that the country will receive about PLN 150 billion (EUR 32.6 billion) in EU funding for farms in the years 2021-2027.
Poland has 1.3 million farms, fewer by around 13 percent than in 2010, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday.
Poland will support areas that during communist times depended on collective farms, the so-called PGRs, with a PLN 250-million fund, the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, announced on Wednesday.
Poland will test minks from a farm in a northern province of the country for the presence of coronavirus after the Medical University of Gdańsk found eight infected minks, the Agriculture Ministry announced on Tuesday.
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.
The president took to Twitter to say he hoped a way could be found to save the homeless 185-strong herd which is under threat from locals who say the cows steal food and could be diseased.