Farmworker harvesting garlic bulbs© Tim Scrivener
A major shortage of migrant workers to harvest crops this summer is being reported by UK farmers and food processors. NFU horticulture chairman Ali Capper issued the warning during a union council meeting at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Tuesday (20 June). Findings from the NFU’s latest labour survey – due to be published later this week – are expected to confirm a shortfall in seasonal workers of up to 20%. See also: Horticulture under pressure as migrant workers shun farms […]
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