Migrant workers planting lettuces©Tim Scrivener
Fruit and veg crops will be left rotting in the ground next harvest unless action is taken to deal with the migrant labour shortage in the UK, according to NFU deputy president Minette Batters. Ms Batters issued the chilling warning as she delivered her verdict on the labour shortage facing the agricultural industry, especially its horticulture sector. Speaking at a Westminster Food and Nutrition forum on Thursday (1 December), Ms Batters said the horticulture sector employs 85,000 seasonal workers – people coming […]
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