Consumer prices of agricultural crops often affect exports and imports, as well as legislative or climate change. Last year, the global pandemic also had a negative impact on Czech agriculture. Because of these factors, experts expect a stronger price trend this year.
"Farmers had a rather strange year last year. At first, there was a problem with seasonal workers during the planting period in March and April, because the borders were closed. Then came heavy rains, to which the Czech Republic is not accustomed in recent years. Finally, feed-in prices for important commodities such as potatoes or pork fell," explains Lukáš Musil, a consultant at the Ministry of Agriculture and also an expert on digitization from the Czech company Agdata.
More information can be found in the article on iDNES.cz website here: https://www.idnes.cz/ekonomika/domaci/zemedelci-kraji-sva-pole-podle-legislativy-ceny-potravin-covid.A210401_151130_ekonomika_vebe