On-farm quarantine the critical next step for Ag workers

October 7 2021 - 7:00pm
Workers from overseas fill the gap at harvest. Photo: Farm Weekly

After years of drought, farmers are finally facing an opportunity to reap the rewards of their hard work as bumper crops loom on the horizon. But labour shortages remain a significant and stubborn hurdle to reaching record-breaking harvests, and primary producers cannot afford to wait for the state to reopen to muster enough workers in time for their summer harvests.