Famworkers harvesting lettuce© Tim Scrivener
Industry leaders have slammed the government’s failure to implement a seasonal scheme so overseas workers can help avert a labour shortage on UK farms. NFU horticulture chairman Ali Capper voiced her frustration after Defra secretary Michael Gove suggested she and other growers write to their MPs to press home the issue. See also: Farmers face bankruptcy without overseas workers – report Asked how he planned to have a seasonal agricultural workers scheme in place for next year, Mr Gove said: […]
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