26 June 2017

Growers report 20% slump in migrant workers

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%.

Read the full story at: http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/growers-report-20-slump-migrant-workers.htm