Harvesting Oranges as Australia’s Horticulture Industry Struggles With Lack of Labor and Border Controls

by samreen

A seasonal worker empties a bag of Valencia oranges into a cart during a harvest at an orchard near Griffith, New South Wales, Australia. The pandemic has caused fractures in Australia, with Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia among other states that pulled up the drawbridge to defend their success in containing community transmission. Citrus growers have said fruit risks being left to rot if restrictions aren’t eased. Photographer: David Gray/Bloomberg

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