UK farmers fear huge labour shortfall despite interest in 'land army'

At least 10,000 people have signed up, but more than 90,000 jobs need filling

The farming industry says it faces a huge shortfall of workers to harvest fruit and vegetables even though many thousands of people have expressed an interest in joining a new “land army”.

At least 10,000 people, from former service personnel to retirees and horse racing staff, have signed up for a Feed the Nation campaign run by three major UK labour providers.

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Source: theguardian
UK farmers fear huge labour shortfall despite interest in 'land army'