U.S. European Ag Commissioner proposes policy shift in ongoing farmer protests

The European Agriculture Commissioner is proposing a policy shift as farmers continue to protest, suggesting an EU-wide change on rules that limit ag production, saying the current laws raise food security risks.

The European Agriculture Commissioner is proposing a policy shift as farmers continue to protest in the European Union (EU).

Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski wants to change some of the rules that could limit agricultural production, saying the current regulations create a risk for food security. The commissioner also wants an EU-wide price law to guarantee fair prices to producers. Farmers have been protesting across Europe over tough environmental regulations and high producer input costs.

During those ongoing protests, about 160 tons of Ukrainian grain was destroyed at the Poland border. A Senior Official is calling this an act of “impunity and irresponsibility.” Polish farmers have been protesting over what they call unfair competition from Ukraine.

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