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Polish farmers ride on Warsaw as their leaders negotiate state compensation for lost profit

  • A farmer drives hisr tractor through Koberne on the way to Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Hundreds of Polish farmers attended the rally, while their leaders were seeking government compensation for crops destroyed by wild boar and profits undercut by Russia's import ban. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    A farmer drives hisr tractor through Koberne on the way to Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Hundreds of Polish farmers attended the rally, while their leaders were seeking government compensation for crops destroyed by wild boar and profits undercut by Russia's import ban. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Farmers drive their tractors through Koberne on their way to Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Hundreds of Polish farmers attended the rally, while their leaders were seeking government compensation for crops destroyed by wild boar and profits undercut by Russia's import ban. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Farmers drive their tractors through Koberne on their way to Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Hundreds of Polish farmers attended the rally, while their leaders were seeking government compensation for crops destroyed by wild boar and profits undercut by Russia's import ban. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesting farmers shouts slogans during a rally in front of the Agriculture Ministry in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.  Hundreds of Polish farmers are driving their tractors toward Warsaw, where their leaders are negotiating government compensation for crops destroyed by wild boar and profits undercut by Russia's import ban. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Protesting farmers shouts slogans during a rally in front of the Agriculture Ministry in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Hundreds of Polish farmers are driving their tractors toward Warsaw, where their leaders are negotiating government compensation for crops destroyed by wild boar and profits undercut by Russia's import ban. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of Polish farmers are driving their tractors toward Warsaw, where their leaders are seeking government compensation for crops destroyed by wild boar and profits undercut by Russia's import ban.

Many put hand-written "bank-owned" notes on their tractors, to suggest they need bank loans to run their farms. People along the roads waved to them as they drove toward the capital city on Wednesday. In an agreement with the police, they were to stop on the outskirts and not to block the city.

Radical farmers leader Stanislaw Izdebski said Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki was not offering to meet their demands and warned of an escalation of the protest.

Other leaders were still in negotiations seeking government compensation for lost profits.