CREMONA – The alarm was raised by the general manager of Confagricoltura, Francesco Postorino, speaking on Radio 24. The departure of the Green pass, mandatory in the workplace, therefore also in the stables and in the fields, risks creating serious problems for the activities of the sector. «Both the vaccination campaign and the green certificate are two unavoidable pillars of the action to contain the pandemic. The Green pass works as a preventive measure and we must insist on this path. However, we are concerned: there are some difficulties that concern the agricultural sector as it has its own characteristics. The main fact is that we use labor from abroad, about 390 thousand employees, of which 60% from outside the EU. Many are not vaccinated or are, but with unrecognized products, the classic example is Sputnik. We are dealing with people who often do not know the language to whom it is difficult to explain the regulations ». Arms engaged in the harvest of fruit and vegetables and in the grape harvest. “About a third of the 390,000 workers may not be usable and this would create difficulties – Postorino continued -: there are obviously differences between the various areas of our country. The recognition of vaccines that are not today must be defined more quickly, a mechanism for the extension of residence permits for foreigners must be established, annual quotas must be established. Working in the countryside means not going through the turnstiles, therefore there are objective difficulties also for checks ».