Funding for farm workers

It's estimated Victorian farmers will face a worker shortage of about 15 thousand people during this year's Spring and Summer harvest.

The government's announced a $17-million package to help address the shortage including $6-million for COVID safe accommodation.

Emma Germano from the Victorian Farmers Federation says the funding should further encourage those without work to take part in harvesting.

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