The Government Agency of Strategic Reserves will start purchasing skimmed milk powder and butter, and another agency will start purchasing raspberries any day now. This serves to increase stocks, but the Minister of Agriculture also hopes that the purchase will help stabilize prices.
At Tuesday’s press conference, Minister of Agriculture Robert Telus announced that the Government Agency of Strategic Reserves will purchase skimmed milk powder and butter from farmers, and two state-owned companies will start purchasing raspberries again. The minister also announced that it was decided to pay aid to farmers who sold corn to companies and did not receive money for it, because these companies either declared bankruptcy or went into restructuring.
Robert Telus. Agencies will start purchasing raspberries, butter and powdered milk
This week, the Government Agency for Strategic Reserves will start purchasing skimmed milk powder and butter in order to increase stocks. The minister also hopes that this will help stabilize the prices of these products. Also in the coming days, two State Treasury companies will start purchasing raspberries.
Data provided by the Minister of Agriculture also shows that from March to July 2023, grain exports from Poland amounted to over 6 million tons, while Poland received 580,000 tons. tone.
Money for farmers who did not receive money for corn
The Council of Ministers adopted a regulation according to which crops will be separated from breeding when estimating drought losses. The head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Robert Telus, explained that this is particularly important for dairy farmers, because there are many farms that had to buy fodder in the form of hay and silage.
It was also decided to pay aid to farmers who sold corn to companies and did not receive money because these companies either declared bankruptcy or went into restructuring. He added that up to 80 percent the value of receivables for such grain will be paid from the budgetary funds of the State Treasury.
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture also announced that the deadline for accepting aid applications from companies that bought wet corn and had to invest in drying it had been extended until September 29. He added that the deadline for submitting applications in the Locha+ program has also been extended to September 15.