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Brexit Crisis Tipped For British Asparagus As EU Seasonal Workers Stay Away

Published on Mar 18 2019 8:49 AM in Features tagged: Farming / Asparagus / Brexit / Paywall / Cobrey Farms

Brexit Crisis Tipped For British Asparagus As EU Seasonal Workers Stay Away

Asparagus grown in Britain is feted by chefs as among the world's best, but a seasonal worker shortage threatens the country's asparagus industry.

It is a predicament shared by many British fruit and vegetable farmers, almost totally reliant on seasonal migrant workers from EU member states Romania and Bulgaria taking short-term jobs that British workers do not want.

For almost 100 years, Chris Chinn's family has farmed asparagus in the rolling hills of the Wye Valley in western England.

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