Germany: Germany Closes Borders to Seasonal Ag Workers

Starting March 25, German borders are closed to seasonal agricultural workers from key countries including Bulgaria and Romania. Germany relies on seasonal agricultural workers, which make up nearly 30% of the agricultural work force. This will primarily impact Germany's fruit and vegetable sectors, especially asparagus, strawberries, lettuce, and cucumbers. Agricultural Minister Julia Kloeckner stressed, "One can only harvest what has been planted," and called for additional aid to support primary agricultural operators.

Germany: Germany Closes Borders to Seasonal Ag Workers