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OLIVE WATCHERS: Spain’s Civil Guard to make surprise visits to olive oil factories after weigh-in controversies
It will serve to dispel doubts that have always existed on the part of farmers who are going to weigh their fruit after a hard day of harvesting
The food and drink sector, including olive and olive oil manufacturers, and the aluminium and watch-making industries have all expressed grave concerns
The farmers, part of The Platform for those Affected by Xylella fastidiosa (AXFA), say current eradication plans mark the ‘beginning of the end of our forests, and of our people’.
RAMPING UP: Tensions flare as farmers plough into Barcelona on tractors ahead of Catalunya referendum
Farmers have descended on Barcelona in their tractors to park them in front of polling stations ahead of Sunday's vote.
Officials warned that an official drought decree is likely to be called in the Axarquia area
The national farmers union says they will do all they can to defend their stock
Officials suspect underhand tactics from farmers are to blame for fires
A Barcelona volunteer group is picking reject fruit and vegetables to help feed hungry Catalans
Shepherds from across Spain descend on the capital accompanied by their wooly friends
EU sanctions are putting the squeeze on suppliers
The French accused Spanish growers of 'dumping' low-cost fruits in their stores