On some fields, there is only half of the species, where nothing has caught, said Pavel Vodselek, editor of the company Unisad Plus.

Eduard Kozk Fruit Farm is in a similar situation, his family was also damaged by drought and hailstorms.

The agricultural company Sovsko in the district of Umperk, which grows apples on an area of ​​150 hectares and vines on 17 hectares, is a bit better.

buckets of srek for fruit are sufficient at this time. I also have a weight loss supplement. So, if there is a similar amount, we are able to help, stated Michal Horek, editor of the Sovsko Fruit Division and vice-chairman of the Fruit Union of Moravia and Silesia.

I won’t eat any fruit

In fact, I suffer more from other problems. Even that had a lot of fruit that we grow, as a result we do not produce. A dog with two-thirds of the fruit in the basket goes to supermarkets, and we, small farmers, are not partners for him, Kozk says to himself.

His orchard is spread over about fifty hectares in Luice and produces apples, apricots and fish. The problem is in the price, supermarkets still pay to buy subsidized and cheaper fruit from abroad.

When the wholesalers buy red fish for those crowns per kilo, but we only have a harvested and chilled price of at least three crowns, we are at a point in the red, explained Kozk. He added, “Whoever has a monopoly makes it healthy, and whoever doesn’t has a monopoly.”

Vodselek from the company Unisad Plus, which produces mainly vests on an area of ​​ten hectares per kilometer from Mohelnice, is in a comparable situation.

When the cost of harvesting is six crowns per kilo and you don’t get paid at least twelve crowns per kilo, don’t dwell on it, Vodselek assessed the unpleasant situation and added that cheap clothes are not bought outside of Maarsk.

Pstitele drt competition neighbor

The problem is also evident in the sale of apples. esk apples sell very well. We are neighbors with Poland, which has agricultural support from a hundred elsewhere, and since we cannot export to Russia, they export to us, explained Kozk.

According to Michal Horek, the mayor of the Fruit Union of Moravia and Silesia, the main problem is the lack of state support. Not only do other countries of the European Union give more to agriculture, but they generally have more effective help in times of crisis, he shared.

The result is the first purchase of cheaper fruit from abroad. So instead of bringing fruit from a local farmer, it is much cheaper to bring it to Europe. Horek is angry about some ecology and carbon footprint.

The purchase distorts the local market

But I also got confused about vegetables. According to the chairman of the Zelinsk Union of Czech and Moravian Peter Hanky, they have a very aggressive buying and pricing policy, which distorts the local fruit and vegetable market. it often happens that greengrocers have no one to sell their products to.

For the breeder, the decisive factor is the price, which is a handicap for the small breeder. So you have two and you have a stable supplier and don’t even bother with offers of local vegetables, stated Hanka.

According to him, the Olomouc region used to be a strong vegetable region, but today, the savior of vegetables can be found here.

A kind of national patriotism works throughout Europe. So always be aware of the negative consequences of taking from local farmers, so take from them first. We don’t have such a policy, lamented Hank.

My example would be Zemdlsk drustvo Haovice in Olomouc, where rajats are raised on about those hectares of glass. Basically, for the last six years, we have been constantly procrastinating, but we still know that one day we will get to positive times, shared the editor of Zemdlskho drustva Haovice, Petr Koukal.

He added, however, that due to the increase in energy prices, the company is unable to limit the winter investment of plants. Earthlings, think that I sometimes feel bad about food. If something is on sale, people will buy it regardless of where it comes from. It’s such a disease, Vodselek declared.

Please don’t pick fruit

The combination of low purchase prices and high prices for energy, diesel and fertilizers has put many farmers in a situation where it is not economically profitable for them to harvest.

We are considering whether we will harvest the fruit at all, so that the purchase price will at least cover the storage and labor costs, shared Horek, adding that this year, for example, the Sovsko company sold a kilogram of apples to hypermarkets two crowns cheaper than last year.

If the purchase prices do not move significantly, it makes no sense. Penn would be completely the same, but at least this is how we count our work, Kozk added.

rarely, there can be self-harvests for fruit, but mainly in the case of small orchards.

When you have tens of hectares of orchards and people pick fruit for ten, it’s great. But if you own hundreds of hectares, those ten harvests won’t save you much, added Kozk. I don’t eat at all about self-harvesting of some fruit, for example, apricots.

Sales are uncertain, as dictated by low prices

Michaela Navrtilov from the Agricultural Chamber of the Olomouc region confirms the problems of the rescuer. In addition to the sharp increase in input costs, the lack of female or male workers and diseases, fruit and vegetable producers face uncertain sales.

Both companies supply their products to fixed trade routes. They currently have such a position that they can dictate conditions that are unsuitable for suppliers, stated Navrtilov.

As a result of the effort to give in to the pressures, the business ends up losing money or showing only a minimal profit. Help yourself by trying to subsidize the industry from another branch of agriculture, but this system is unsustainable in the long term, says Navrtilov.

According to him, farmers should not be able to compete with well-supported foreign producers, even if their products reach the same quality.

Even in our region, the growers of fruits and vegetables should seriously consider the gradual cultivation of these sensitive commodities and their replacement by other crops, added Navrtilov.