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Farmers seek to improve worker conditions

The farm sector is ramping up pressure on supermarkets to pay farmers more, following a Fair Work Ombudsman inquiry into harvest workers.

It found there’s widespread non-compliance throughout the horticulture sector.

The ombudsman also found consumers would be willing to pay up to 50 cents more a kilogram for produce.

Rural reporter Eddie Summerfield caught up with New South Wales Farmers Workplace Relations Chairman Paul Shoker.

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