Farmers Pitching New TV Show ‘Farmer Wants A Serf’ To Help Solve Fruit Picker Shortage

Australia’s farmers facing a pandemic led shortage of fruit pickers have approached the TV networks to pitch the show, ‘Farmer Wants A Serf’ with hopes that it will lead to an influx of fruit pickers.

”Desperate times mate, you know with no backpackers to exploit we need to look at other ways to get our fruit picked,” said Yabbie Creek farmer Trevor Gumboot. ”Bloody Aussie kids are too precious to be paid bugger all to pick fruit in the hot sun.”

”The PM didn’t rule out forcing the unemployed to go picking, but he did say he needs to do some polling to see if it was popular.”

When asked why the Farmers didn’t just try paying a decent wage and providing good conditions, Trevor Gumboot said: ”Yeah good one, could you imagine us trying to stand up to Coles and Woolworths and pitch more expensive fruit so people can be paid a livable wage?”

”Worked out great for the dairy farmers didn’t it.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was reached for comment but as it was the Friday before a long weekend he was not available.

Mark Williamson

@MWChatShow

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