Harvesting blackcurrents© Tim Scrivener
The number of seasonal workers coming to work on British farms has dropped 17%, leaving some farms critically short of people to harvest fruit and vegetables. This is the headline figure in the NFU’s latest survey on the Supply of Seasonal Labour to British Horticulture Farms, published on Friday (23 June). The NFU warned that some farms would be critically short of migrant labour this harvest. Meanwhile, a BBC survey of growers between 16 May and 5 June found 78% […]
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