The Environment Minister says growing them would become more difficult due to climate change.
The Irish Farmers Association is dismissing concerns that climate change will prevent some people from growing potatoes.
It's after the Environment Minister said growing them in some areas would become more difficult due to climate change.
Eamon Ryan says the south and east of the country is experiencing dryer summers, and the north and west is getting wetter winters.
But IFA president and Toomevara's Tim Cullinan rejects the Minister's remarks: