The farmers’ union has stepped up its demands on the Home Office for an expanded seasonal agricultural workers scheme and called for up to 80,000 permits to be issued as a matter of urgency.
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Politicians have held crisis talks with government officials calling for changes to immigration rules for fishermen and fruit pickers to help protect both industries.
Warnings of a crisis in farming due to a shortage of workers has come from MPs looking at the impact of Brexit.
North-east MP Kirstene Hair has called for a special Brexit deal for seasonal farm workers during a Westminster debate.