80,000 harvest workers can enter the country by the end of May

UTo prevent impending crop failures, 40,000 seasonal workers from Eastern Europe are to be allowed to come to Germany this month and next. Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) agreed on Thursday. According to a concept paper from the two departments, workers are only allowed to enter in groups and […]

Can Germany feed itself?

A wooden box with local vegetables Picture: Picture Alliance Whether pasta, oranges or goji berries: Corona makes it difficult to import food. It is now becoming clear whether we can – and want to – supply ourselves regionally. EIt is a question that many people in this country have never had to ask themselves: could […]

The asparagus harvest threatens to fail due to the corona crisis

WWhen Simon Schumacher looks out the window, he becomes uncomfortable: “The sun is shining, the asparagus is ready to harvest. But there is no one who stings him. ”Schuhmacher is the board spokesman for the South German Association of Asparagus and Strawberry Growers (VSSE), which represents 600 members. She and everyone else around 23,000 fruit […]

Why pork has become more expensive

Puten mini steaks for 1.99 euros per 400-gram pack, one kilogram of ground beef for 4.99 euros: there are still the lure offers of the trade, about which the Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner (CDU) is so upset. But what is currently noticeable in the brochures of the supermarket chains: The pork schnitzel so […]