Farm Business looks at labour crisis

Agriculture is already reaching ‘crisis point’ when it comes to labour availability, before we even leave the EU, EFRA chair Neil Parish has warned.
Mean while a Government-commissioned report has laid bare the fears of UK industry over tighter post-Brexit restrictions on immigration.

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In this latest edition of Farm Business, Alistair Driver looks at why this is becoming such a big issue across the farming industry.
With now less than a year to go until we leave the EU, we also ask whether we have enough answers to the big Brexit questions.
We also hear from Red Tractor on plans for its first ever national advertising campaign.
We profile Aldi, winner of the 2017 Food and Farming Industry Awards Retailer of the Year title and hear about its plans for expansion and why it is backing British.
New NFU vice president Stuart Roberts provides an update on his first few weeks in the role and why he believes profitable, productive farming must be at the heart of our post-Brexit future.

 

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About The Author

John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.