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Citrus industry losing $1 million a day from seasonal worker ban

The citrus industry is facing loses of $1.7 million a day because of tightened New South Wales border restrictions.

Without consultation, the state’s health minister banned seasonal workers from crossing the border from Victoria.

Some growers have seen their workforce slashed by up to 25 people after the restrictions came into place on Wednesday.

The peak industry body is working the DPI, and there’s a hope seasonal workers will once again be able to cross the border in the next week.

For the latest, rural editor Eddie Summerfield spoke with Citrus Australia Chief Executive Nathan Hancock:

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