Gerry Reilly from Reilly Mushrooms in Athlone produces 50,000kgs of the vegetable per week.
Intensive food producers should be higher up the list to receive a covid vaccine.
That's being suggested by Gerry Reilly from Reilly Mushrooms in Walderstown, Athlone - who says a covid outbreak on the farm would cause serious disruption.
The company produces 50,000 kilograms of mushrooms every week, supplying the Irish and UK markets.
After frontline workers, Gerry feels those in the horituculture industry should be prioritised: