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Farmers 26,000 workers short

Australian fruit and vegetable farmers are facing a labour shortage of 26-thousand workers and there’s no plan to fix it.

The study completed by EY predicts the casual labour gap will increase from November.

The Federal Government is today announcing a plan enticing those on Job Seeker, Job Keeper, and Youth Allowance to work on this year’s harvest.

To find out more, rural editor Eddie Summerfield spoke with AusVeg Chief Executive James Whiteside:

 

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