Knutsford MP visits tomato supplier

NFU Knutsford met with Esther McVey MP at the Whipping Stocks pub before a site visit to Frank Rudd & Sons who grow tomatoes for most of the major retailers.Esther McVey and Chris Rudd of Frank Rudd & Sons _53102

All of the company’s 20 pickers are foreign as they can’t find English people who want to do the jobs. Chris Rudd told Esther McVey MP that he currently is unable to increase automated picking as it would have a detrimental effect on quality. The visit further highlighted to the MP the worry her constituents are facing when it comes to labour provision.

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