The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association (QSGA) is putting $100,000 on the table in a bid to entice workers to get involved in the winter harvest.
- Queensland strawberry farmers are eyeing off a 7,000 worker shortfall ahead of the winter harvest
- The industry is offering a cash prize to lure workers in
- The chances of winning are increased the longer workers stay
Australian farmers have reported massive losses due a shortage of seasonal workers to pick their crops.
Queensland’s strawberry industry says farmers are reducing the number of plants they are growing or skipping the season entirely amid fears the labour will not be available.
In an effort to try and turn things around, the QSGA has announced a plan to turn the…