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Farmers and farm workers are getting older and agriculture is not seen as an attractive industry by young people, according to pig producer Richard Longthorp.
Friday 23 October 2009 (8 years 6 months 27 days ago)
Farmers and farm workers are getting older and agriculture is not seen as an attractive industry by young people, according to pig producer Richard Longthorp.

According to the report 31 percent of vacancies across agriculture are hard to fill because of skills shortages, compared to 21 percent across all sectors, with significant problems for farm managers (70 percent) and farmers (59 percent).

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