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Jim McCarthy on his 20,000 ha farm business in Romania

Jim McCarthy, a farmer from Kildare, joins Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to talk about his farming business in Romania. The company that Jim manages is farming close to 20,000ha, employs over 150 staff & ships all of the grain grown through the Black Sea port in Constanta.

Jim gives a fascinating insight into the farming business which grows a wide range of crops including soya, wheat, sun flowers, sugar beet, oilseed rape and more.

He told the podcast how the changes put in place over the past few years have increased yields on the farm but he is still at the mercy of the weather.

The dry conditions have hampered wheat germination and this is a problem across Ukraine and Russia also.

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