Friday, June 23, 2017

Strawberry prices could soar

Growers have warned that strawberry prices could soar if they no longer have access to seasonal EU workers after Brexit. Already this year the number of seasonal workers has fallen by 17 per cent because of the fall in the value of sterling and uncertainties about the future: EU workers

Former Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom suggested that farmers should invest in machinery as an alternative, but this is not an option for some crops. Machinery would damage soft fruit.

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