20,000 workers needed now, major grower tells ABARES horticulture session

Ashley Walmsley
March 5 2021 - 1:00pm
WAITING: Pinata Farms makes the most of the Seasonal Worker Program, utilising workers from the Pacific Islands as a core workforce, but thousands more workers are needed.
WAITING: Pinata Farms makes the most of the Seasonal Worker Program, utilising workers from the Pacific Islands as a core workforce, but thousands more workers are needed.

HORTICULTURE needs 20,000 workers flown in if it's to stand a chance of curbing the flow of lost crops and reduced production.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

Ashley Walmsley is the editor of ACM's only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. He also writes the weekly, The Ringer, column in the Qld Country Life.

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