Storm cuts call for pickers

Dried Fruits Australia Red Cliffs president Michael Dubois and vice-president John Hunt both say there will be fewer backpacker picking jobs in coming months due to the devastating storm on November 11. 
Picture: Louise Donges

Dried Fruits Australia Red Cliffs president Michael Dubois and vice-president John Hunt both say there will be fewer backpacker picking jobs in coming months due to the devastating storm on November 11. Picture: Louise Donges

RED Cliffs fruit growers say there will be fewer jobs for backpackers after a hail storm caused sig­nificant losses to their crops.

Dried Fruits Australia Red Cliffs president Michael Dubois said at least 100 backpackers would be without work in the town, due to the devastation by the super cell storm on November 11.

The storm wiped out not only dried fruit, but table grapes, ­almonds, rockmelons and zucch­inis in the area.

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