FARMERS are urging those left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic to help with the harvest.

Brighton-based charity Concordia said 90,000 farming jobs across the country need to be filled this year, many in a matter of weeks.

Because border closures across Europe could prevent migrant workers from reaching the UK, farms are calling on Brits to work the harvest.

The Summer Berry Farm in Chichester is looking for seasonal pickers to work from April.


Meanwhile Concordia has set up a recruitment website with fellow firms Hops and Fruitful Alliance.

The website matches applicants with employers based on their skills and preferences.

More than 10,000 people have applied through the website.

Environment Secretary George Eustice similarly urged Brits to pick up the plough if they have lost work due to the pandemic. To apply, visit

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