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Poland's farmers eye new markets for ag goods

Poland's farmers eye  new markets for ag goods
Waclow Dzicrdziel, production manager at a large cooperative farm in western Poland, leads Iowa Farm Bureau members across his grazing area. The farm raises crops, beef cattle and dairy cattle.

Iowa Farm Bureau members visiting Poland on the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) market study tour are learning about a Polish farm sector that is in transition.

Polish agriculture is struggling to work through political upheaval caused by the European Union’s 2014 embargo on exports to Russia in reaction to events in Ukraine. And farmers are worried about the potential effect of the pending exit of Great Britain from the EU.

Farmers in Poland are also transitioning away from traditional crops and livestock, such as potatoes and pork, to ones that are in higher demand in both the domestic and export markets, such as poultry and fruits. And like farmers in many countries, Polish...




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