Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 2GB account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 2GB content and other benefits.


Joining is free and easy.

You will soon need to register to keep streaming 2GB online. Register an account or skip for now to do it later.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Fears more crops will be left to rot in Australia’s food bowls

Article image for Fears more crops will be left to rot in Australia’s food bowls

Farmers may be forced to let crops rot and decrease the size of their next growth cycle if a shortfall of up to 26,000 workers is not remedied soon.

National Farmers Federation Media and Communications Manager Laureta Wallace told Jim Wilson worker shortages have long been an issue in agriculture, but the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly exacerbated the problem.

“Our members have been talking to state and federal governments for many years now about … how it’s seeing farmers left with no choice but to plough fantastic, ripe crops right back into the ground.

“Now we find ourselves … in a really, really perilous situation.”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

Image: Getty

Jim Wilson
Advertisement