Farm minister George Eustice has said special immigration rules could be applied to seasonal agricultural workers after the UK leaves the EU.
Farmers across the West Country rely on thousands of migrant workers each year, the majority coming form Europe.
Mr Eustice made the comments in an interview for The West Country Debate and insisted ministers understood farmers’ concerns about Brexit.
“We recognise that in some sectors, particularly in some sectors of agriculture, there’s a heavy reliance on seasonal labour,” he said.
The home office are very aware of this, we’re looking at schemes such as work permit schemes to help sectors that need labour, like agriculture.”
Source: ITV News