The NFU continues to lobby hard to highlight the importance of seasonal workers to the horticultural sector and the significant labour shortages that growers continued to see through 2019.  Thanks to growers’ support, NFU was able to secure the seasonal worker pilot scheme in 2018 and the election commitment from Government to expand the scheme, but there is still much work needed to ensure that immediate shortages can be addressed and a fully functioning scheme that is fit for purpose is introduced.  To help NFU demonstrate the impacts of labour shortages in 2019 and strengthen their call for a greater level of government support, growers are ask to complete NFU’s End of 2019 Season Horticulture Survey.    Please Click here to begin the survey which takes about 10 minutes to complete.