The labor shortage caused by Brexit has hit British agriculture hard. There is no one in the South UK economy to eliminate broccoli. Many fruit and vegetable growers did not plant this year for fear that the situation would not change next year.
“Without seasonal workers, the next few years will be a particularly challenging one, and change in UK production is expected to continue,” says Julian Marx, one of the largest vegetable suppliers.
The problem is widespread. It affects all sectors that have so far relied on European workers.
“This is already the fifth empty gas station I’m going to, which is a little worrying because it will soon run out of fuel,” says our correspondent Luke Haranhan.
Although the military is already stationed, there is still a shortage of truck drivers and many gas stations are out of fuel. Due to the shortage of European workers, livestock breeders are also facing difficult results.
“This farm relied on European workers to chop and prepare the turkeys,” our correspondent explains. “In recent weeks, they have had to kill animals due to labor shortages. There is no one to pack the chickens.
Turkish breeder Paul Kelly hates the situation
“You raise animals, there are people who want to buy them. Then throw it in the trash. Sad loss. The shelves are empty – the situation would be worse if we did not get help.
The government has refused to allow more immigrants to cope with the labor shortage, and has asked entrepreneurs to hire British workers. According to farmers, food shortages will be worst at Christmas.
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