Irish Farmers To Be Called Upon To Plant More Wheat & Barley

All Irish farmers are to be told to plant wheat, barley and other grains as part of emergency food security plans being drawn up by Government.

The Business Post reports Ireland imports about 60 percent of the grain consumed here, as there’s fears of a food crisis with Ukraine’s farms out of action.

The Agriculture Minister is setting up an emergency response team within his department to assist in responding to a ‘rapidly evolving situation.’

IFA President, Tim Cullinan says Charlie McConalogue needs to act soon because planting season is coming soon.

Cullinan says the planting season in Ukraine is only around the corner and the worrying thing is the question ”Will Ukrainian farmers be able to plant come planting season?”.

The IFA President said that the conflict is raising questions about the Ukrainians ability to farm during the conflict which in turn will affect supply.

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