Polish Apple Farmers Facing Crisis
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Apple farmers in
Poland facing crisis
08 May 07 - "We estimate losses at more than 80 percent of production, hitting four or even six billion zlotys (1.0-1.5 billion euros, 1.45-2.2 billion dollars)," Miroslaw Maliszewski, president of the Polish Association of Fruit Producers, told AFP.
"This is the biggest disaster we've seen since the Second World War," he said.
Bozena Nosecka, a senior official at the Polish government's
Agricultural and Food Economics Institute, said the situation was
Nosecka said that the two cold snaps, which brought freezing
overnight temperatures on April 22-23 and May 1-3, had also hit Poland's
cherry, pear and strawberry producers.
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