The European Union’s climate policy poses a major threat to Poland, says Anna Bryłka in an interview about the Confederation’s peasant program.
In the last interview, Anna Bryłka reminded what the Confederation has to offer to farmers. The Confederation’s candidate in constituency 37 (Konin), where an interesting electoral clash with Michał Kołodziejczak is being prepared, was asked, among other things: o the group’s general agricultural plan.
The activist pointed out that a comprehensive program for agriculture has been included in the party’s updated program “Constitution of Freedom”. The chapter is entitled “Food security”.
Import from Ukraine. Nugget: Not just grain
Bryłka pointed out that the document classifies a number of important problems of Polish agriculture, which have increased in the past two years.
“The first element that we consider as a threat to Polish agriculture is the uncontrolled import of agri-food products from Ukraine. Everyone is focused solely on grain issues, but these uncontrolled imports mean unfair competition and the admission of goods that do not meet EU standards into the common market. This doesn’t just apply to grain. This is meat, this is poultry, eggs, spirits, these are raspberries and we can probably name a number of other goods that we do not know yet and that could flood the European market,” we read in the interview.
The EU’s climate ideology
Bryłka pointed to the European Union’s climate policy as the second area that the Confederation considers a major threat to Polish agriculture.
“An ideology that penetrated deep into agriculture and accused farmers of being the biggest polluters of the environment, as if they were the only ones responsible for climate change. As if only farmers and animals are to blame. In the name of this ideology, animals must now be slaughtered, this is what is happening in the Netherlands, what is happening in Ireland, the slaughter of 200,000 cows for no reason,” says the secretary of the National Movement.
Freedom of agricultural activities
The Confederation points to the freedom of agricultural activity as another fundamental point.
“We wanted the farmer to be able to concentrate on his work instead of the bureaucracy. Today we have a new KPS, we have a new common agricultural policy, we have a very extensive system of direct payments, such that we now have to combine eco-schemes. These applications are very difficult to complete and this basic direct payment is not as satisfactory as in previous years. In our opinion, all this is simply thrown away. The system must be as simple as possible. No complicated systems, but simplification to a minimum. A farmer must be primarily concerned with breeding animals and growing plants. This is what he should specialize in, not in filling out job applications,” says Bryłka.
An activist from the Confederation said that the formation first wants to introduce energy for its own use. “We believe that if a farm is able to produce energy for its own use, it should do so without sending this energy back to the electricity grid. Today it is very complicated, but it can be done and we can shift it to agriculture,” he says.
What else is in the Confederation’s program for agriculture?
Another point she mentioned was verifying the activities of anti-breeding organizations, which has not happened so far. “Organizations that have included animal protection in their statutes can always come to the farm to pick up the animal. We believe that only the veterinary inspection should have such powers,” Bryłka argues.
The Confederation’s program also includes simplifying farm building legislation and simplifying the construction of silos to a minimum, including all farm buildings.
Bryłka emphasized that the Confederation sees opportunities in the Polish food brand. “We have great quality, now we mainly need trade diplomacy and the search for new markets. In our opinion, Western European countries are much more efficient in looking for new sales markets and if such a gap arises on the world market, they immediately contact their entrepreneurs, their exporters. What we are missing is this cooperation between the sector that exports agricultural food products and the state,” says an activist from the Confederation.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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