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Farmers looking for help

I read on swissinfo that local farmers who are unable to find their usual cheap labour from neighbouring countries France, Portugal, Spain, Italy are looking for local help.

Don't know where they are advertising? Don't know who is looking? Don't know any farmers...

And mixed feelings about their plight. I mean if they used local labour in the first place, then why would they have a problem now.

I mean we all pay premium prices for the food here, one of the reasons given has been the cost of labour. But hey, when the s**t hits the fan, we now find out that it has nothing to do with the cost of local labour, they were using cheap overseas labour, and laughing all the way to the bank.
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And mixed feelings about their plight. I mean if they used local labour in the first place, then why would they have a problem now.
Because there is little or no local labour that wants (wanted?) to do it. Unemployment has not been significant here for years.

However on the initial question, local press is the place to look. Seen stuff in our local paper anyway.
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Old 05.04.2020, 08:37
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I mean we all pay premium prices for the food here, one of the reasons given has been the cost of labour. But hey, when the s**t hits the fan, we now find out that it has nothing to do with the cost of local labour, they were using cheap overseas labour, and laughing all the way to the bank.
So you don’t know any farmers, are clueless about the economics of farming and the hard physical work involved, but you think they are laughing all the way to the bank....

Well as someone who grew up on a farm, worked on a farm and spent five years providing accounting and tax services to the farming community, I can tell you the vast majority are anything but laughing all the way to the bank!
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I read on swissinfo that local farmers who are unable to find their usual cheap labour from neighbouring countries France, Portugal, Spain, Italy are looking for local help.

Don't know where they are advertising? Don't know who is looking? Don't know any farmers...

And mixed feelings about their plight. I mean if they used local labour in the first place, then why would they have a problem now.

I mean we all pay premium prices for the food here, one of the reasons given has been the cost of labour. But hey, when the s**t hits the fan, we now find out that it has nothing to do with the cost of local labour, they were using cheap overseas labour, and laughing all the way to the bank.
Judging you by some of your previous posts you seem to be a mean-spirited, bitter person who takes pleasure commenting on the misfortunes of others.

I am not going to waste my time reading your tripe any longer and have switched on "ignore" for your future posts.
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I read on swissinfo that local farmers who are unable to find their usual cheap labour from neighbouring countries France, Portugal, Spain, Italy are looking for local help.

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I read on swissinfo that local farmers who are unable to find their usual cheap labour from neighbouring countries France, Portugal, Spain, Italy are looking for local help.

Don't know where they are advertising? Don't know who is looking? Don't know any farmers...

Is this by any chance your way of saying that you wish to go and do your bit for your local community by helping the farmers but don't know how to offer that help? Please let us know if that is the case
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