I'd seen an NFU thing and a government thing about volunteering for farms (but a while ago). Has anyone else seen anything recent?
We've got 8.4 million economically inactive people in the country (ONS figures). Even if you discount all those who cannot work for good reason, there are still millions of able-bodied people who could do some work.
Perhaps we need to go the whole hog and start conscripting people to work in the fields in place of the missing migrant labour? Workfare?
OK, probably not a realistic proposition, but it shows just how skewed our welfare society has become when we can't fill thousands of seasonal farming jobs from a vast pool of idle labour.