Polish poultry farmers to receive aid amid bird flu outbreaks

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Poland’s agricultural ministry has announced that it will support poultry producers who have felt the financial effects of bird flu.

The aid will be available to farmers within a ten kilometre radius of centres of the H5N8 virus outbreaks who did not have to destroy their birds but who were also not able to sell them due to restrictions, Deputy Agriculture Minister Jacek Bogucki said.

Those farmers who were forced to destroy birds will receive other support, Bogucki added.

There have been 33 outbreaks of bird flu in Poland. The most outbreaks were in the Lubuskie voivodship, in Poland’s west, where more than a million birds were destroyed.

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