Germany Is Struggling To Fill Its Farm Labor Shortage After Closing Its Borders

Posted by on May 20, 2020 10:58 am
Categories: US National Stories

Fresh asparagus is pictured in a basket at a field in Bottrop, Germany, in mid-April. Farms across Europe are facing a labor shortage as a result of closed borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The government flew in thousands of seasonal workers from Romania and Poland, but it won’t be enough. Some farmers are looking to hire Germans for the harvest.

(Image credit: Martin Meissner/AP)

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