The Polish government is solving the problem of a grain surplus in our country. We are expanding export, logistics and transport capacities for this purpose. We have also increased subsidy rates so that farmers can sell grain more quickly. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited the port of Gdynia, where Poland’s largest bulk cargo terminal is located.
The government is increasing the export capacity of Polish ports
We have a special situation in the Polish market due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine. When the problem of a grain surplus in Poland arose, the government started to expand export, logistics and transport capacities. As a result, the handling capacity of our seaports for grain and other agricultural products is already approx. 1 million tonnes per month.
– Ensuring the possibility of exporting grain is crucial in the agricultural market today, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stressed in Gdynia. – We will not rest until we, together with farmers, ensure that grain can leave Poland in sufficient quantities, he added.
Gdynia is home to Poland’s largest bulk terminal, with a capacity of up to 300,000 tonnes per month. The terminal has recently been expanded there to accommodate lorries transporting, among other things, grain.
Supporting Polish farmers
On the one hand, the government is taking care of the logistics of grain export, while on the other hand, it is increasing subsidies to farmers so that they can sell their crops and prepare stores for the upcoming harvest.
– Today, export and purchase opportunities have been ensured and the price for the farmer is also profitable, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki assessed. – This is a logistical and pricing sequence that we have implemented in order to minimise the effects of this crisis, he explained. State intervention in this regard was needed, he added, just as it was during the coal and gas crises, which were successfully resolved by the government.
In order to help farmers, we have increased the subsidy rates for grain sold
The subsidy on wheat sold since 15 May has reached a historic level of 3025 PLN per hectare. This translates into a subsidy of approximately PLN 550 per tonne of wheat sold at that time.
We have also changed the provisions whereby farmers are entitled to subsidies for the first 300 hectares, regardless of the size of the farm. The same applies to subsidies for the purchase of fertilisers.