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Fertiliser and wheat shortages caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to lead to hike in food prices in Northern Ireland

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Firefighters extinguish a building of Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) after a rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)

Firefighters extinguish a building of Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) after a rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)

AP Photo/Andrew Marienko

Victor Chestnutt, president of Ulster Farmers’ Union. Credit: Liam McBurney

Victor Chestnutt, president of Ulster Farmers’ Union. Credit: Liam McBurney

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Firefighters extinguish a building of Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) after a rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)

International developments will just add to the already tough situation facing farmers here, it was warned on Wednesday night.

Huge amounts of the global wheat supply is produced by Ukraine and Russia and the disruption caused by the invasion, and bans on imports from the latter, will have a deep impact on food prices more generally, experts say.


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