Seasonal worker shortage to grip North Queensland's fruit and vegetable growers

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By Jessica Johnston
Updated February 17 2021 - 7:00am, first published 6:00am
HARD LABOUR: LNP agriculture spokesman Tony Perrett and Burdekin MP Dale Last are supporting growers facing labour shortages including Burdekin capsicum and rockmelon growers Charlie DeDomenico and Glenda Bridge.

UP TO $300 million worth of produce will be left to rot in the Bowen-Gumlu region alone if seasonal workers can't be found to fill the backpacker labour shortage.

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