Horticulture CEO at the National Farmers’ Federation Tyson Cattle has spoken with Sky News about the challenges surrounding Australian farmers amid reports they have lost approximately $39 million in crops because there are not enough workers. “We only launched this study in the middle of December, so we’re expecting that figure to rise to who knows where,” Mr Cattle told Sky News host Cory Bernardi. “It’s going to rise a fair bit as we come into Victoria and Tasmania’s harvest periods.” Mr Cattle said there is a “range of different commodities” at risk currently. “The disappointing thing is that we’ve been talking about this issue now since the end of February or early March since the pandemic began,” he said. “We really haven’t been able to see any real strong change to finding a solution to this issue.”

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