Ministers admitted the industry's "reliance on foreign workers" hadn't been solved after Brexit.
The Government has abandoned a scheme to recruit British workers to help harvest fruit and vegetable crops, it is understood.
With fellow Europeans leaving the UK, and no British workers taking their place, Eleanor Popa’s job harvesting strawberries has gone from tough to tough and lonely. Will the farm survive another year?
Fruit and vegetables are being left to rot in England as Brexit deters migrants from taking up picking jobs.
A UK farmer said he was worried about harvesting his crops because he does not know if can get enough workers.