Next year a total of 21,250 workers from Bulgaria and Romania will be allowed to work in the agricultural sector under the scheme. The move has been welcomed by the British growers. NFU Horticulture Board chairman Richard Hirst said: "This is good news. It means that British growers will able to supply more food in season to local consumers."
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