Australia’s farmers set for record $70bn year – but labour shortages and Covid rules threaten harvest

Even where workers are available, domestic border restrictions are causing delays

Australia’s agricultural sector is set for a record $73bn year but labour shortages and border restrictions are threatening farmers’ ability to deliver on the promise of a bumper harvest.

, Australia’s farmers set for record $70bn year – but labour shortages and Covid rules threaten harvest, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics and Sciences released its agricultural overview report on Tuesday, revealing how a “remarkable combination of events” – optimal seasonal conditions and high commodity prices across multiple sectors – are expected to mean that total agricultural production surpasses the $70bn mark for the first time.

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