Coronavirus travel bans to limit ag industry's reliance on backpackers

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By Olivia Calver
Updated March 18 2020 - 12:24am, first published 12:12am
NSW Farmers Horticultural Committee chairman, Guy Gaeta said if travel restrictions continued, the industry may be able to employ casual workers from sectors impacted by the virus, like hospitality. Photo by Jude Keogh.

Travel restrictions due to Coronavirus could lead to labour shortages for agricultural industries that rely on overseas workers during key periods like sowing or fruit-picking.

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Olivia Calver

Journalist

Journalist for The Land