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my name's crispy chicken on the fourth generation asparagus fama from the why valley in Hereford **** and I'm really really concerned about getting some stuff in this year to how this micro Christian has a problem a big problem his family's been farming for almost a hundred years and whose seasonal workers are disappearing the workers means no harvest no money and eventually no far because of poor exit like many British farmers chin relies on farm hands from elsewhere in the European Union in his case Romania and Bulgaria it's made possible through the use of freedom of movement flaws in the E. U. citizen in one country has the right to work in any other you you country with very little bureaucracy involved but there's so much fear and confusion over brexit for these workers particularly over whether they'll even be welcome in the UK that they're just going elsewhere instead like Germany and the Netherlands seasonal light was absolutely critical a kennel sort of overstate how important is about twenty percent of the guys who have accepted the job I haven't turned up %HESITATION I'm not significant if not set a trend continues through the rest of the season then yeah we're in some level of trouble , twenty percent means chins operating at a loss at fifty percent he fears he might go bankrupt and the idea of hiring British people to pick as a spare this is a complete fantasy it's a job no Britain once he says there is also a trickle down effect the farmers can't harvest than either the food isn't going to grocery stores or it needs to be imported either way it means prices are going up who in a custom in over from Bulgaria manages chins eastern European workers she says from their perspective they just want certainty