Farming groups in Ireland are asking the Department of Agriculture to explain why ship loads of grain are being imported while farmers have grain supplies sitting in their sheds.
A spokesperson for the Irish Grain Growers Group said Irish grain is being left in sheds but imports are coming in at record levels.
“Why they are allowing ship loads of grain and lorry loads of feed arrive into Ireland while their grain sits in sheds unused by merchants and millers.
“To compound the situation the Department of Agriculture has been subsidising the transport of imported feed while Irish grain sits in sheds . Where does that leave the straw market for 2019? ……..”