Tomato grower stops year-round cultivation, implications for production and labor

"We normally produce 52 weeks a year, but due to high energy prices, that is no longer profitable. Now we will stop producing for 20 weeks, which means we will have to lay off half our staff during that period," tomato grower Jacob van den Belt from IJsselmuiden tells RTV Oost. He points out that costs have risen too fast for year-round cultivation in the 28-hectare glasshouse company. Watch the item here.


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