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Drought will cost Spain’s Andalucia €4.5 BILLION this year: The Junta’s stark warning as it asks the EU for...

THE ongoing lack of rainfall in Spain’s Andalusia is having a serious effect on the southern region’s economy, and is likely to cost as...

Olive oil prices rocket to sky-high levels as olive harvests get ravaged by drought across Spain

GOT A STORY? Email us at tips@theolivepress.es OLIVE OIL price rises are showing no sign of slowing down in Spain with the cost of a...

Extreme weather brutalises melon and watermelon harvest in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

FARMING UNION, Unio Llaudadora, says extreme weather has forced a 50% fall in this year's melon and watermelon harvest in the Valencian Community. The union...

Lemon harvest falls by 40% in Spain’s Costa Blanca with high production costs blamed

HIGH PRODUCTION costs have slashed Alicante province's lemon harvest by 40% compared to last year. Alicante's Asaja young farmers association said that 800,000 tons of...

Spain approves €2.19 billion plan to combat effects of ongoing drought

THE SPANISH government on Thursday announced a €2.19 billion plan aimed at combating the effects of the ongoing drought in Spain.  The Cabinet approved a...

From Ibex to insects: meet the famous fauna of the Alpujarra of Spain’s Granada

A MOUNTAINOUS region rich with forests and pastures, the Alpujarra supports a wealth of wildlife – from birds to mammals and bees to butterflies.  Although...

New plan to grant watering rights to farmers near Spain’s Doñana National Park sparks outrage

A FRESH row has broken out over the future of the Doñana National Park in Andalucia, after the regional parliament approved legislation on Wednesday...

NGO slams violations of migrant workers’ rights in Spain’s ‘Sea of Plastic’ greenhouses

A BRITISH NGO has released a scathing report about the working conditions of seasonal immigrant workers in Andalusia. Ethical Consumer says that fruit and...

Angry farmers from south-eastern Spain descend on Madrid over major threat to crop irrigation

UP to 15,000 farmers took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to protest against new protection rules for the river Tajo which will...

Controversial solar farm plans rejected in ‘protected area’ of Spain’s Costa Blanca

PLANS for two solar farms have been scuppered over concerns about their environmental impact on a 'protected' Alicante Province area. The proposals envisaged taking up...

Artichoke farmers hire ‘superhero’ to fight threats to Spain’s second-biggest growing area on Costa Blanca

ARTICHOKE producers from the Vega Baja region of Alicante Province have hired a superhero in the form of AlcasilMan- a character created by local...

Farmers call tractor protest for May 10 in Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Association of Young Farmers of Alicante have called for a ‘tractorade’ protest in Alicante on May 10 in protest at rising costs in...

Farmers rejoice over big rainfall to boost vineyards and fruit growing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FARMERS in Alicante Province have welcomed the recent big downpours that they claim have saved vineyards. The winter drought threatened crops but the heavy rain...

Farmers threatened by cheap imports use tractors to snarl up centre of Spain’s Valencia City

ANGRY farmers complaining about unfair competition caused by cheap non-EU imports took to the streets of Valencia City on Friday. Over 220 tractors led the...

IN PICS: Farmers take over Madrid streets to protest Spain’s agricultural policy

THE countryside came to Spain's capital on Sunday when thousands of farmers marched through Madrid’s main thoroughfares in a protest against the government’s agricultural...

Slurry bad news: Across Spain, dubious industrial and agricultural methods have continued to pollute this beautiful nation

A LEGION of politicians piled fury on Alberto Garzon’s comments about the quality of Spanish meat because he criticised their two most important loves:...

How Spain’s Valencia region became the leader in organic farming

ORGANIC farming in Valencia has grown 81.2% in the past five years, more than anywhere else in Spain and exceeding Spain's average which is...

BAD APPLE: Farmer in Spain’s Valencia investigated for exploiting 26 workers and housing them in ‘precarious and unsanitary’ conditions

A CITRUS fruit farmer in Picassent (Valencia) is being investigated by the Guardia Civil after he was found to be employing 26 workers without...

Investigators in Spain’s Valencia develop system to cut use of pesticides and ration water

A TEAM of Valencian scientists has developed a new system to diagnose crop infections that can greatly reduce the use of pesticides. The technology created...

BUY LOCAL: Agricultural union in Spain’s Valencia urges consumers to support regional and national producers

To set the balance right, the Valencian co-op makes a simple suggestion: buy Valencian and Spanish produce, if possible directly from farmers at markets or from small businesses.

FROM FARM TO FORK: EU announces farming overhaul to improve animal welfare and tackle climate change

Other aims of the European strategy include tackling climate change, protecting the environment, ensuring fair economic returns for producers at every stage of the supply chain, and boosting organic farming.

BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY: Iberian wolves expected to return to Spain’s Valencia region within the next five years

WOLVES are expected to return to the Valencia region. Leading biologists believe that the combination of dwindling population figures in rural areas and the increasing...

Spain’s Ministry of Health warns of possible link between COVID-19 and minks

A RECENT case in the Netherlands has shed new light on the possible source of coronavirus as minks have been confirmed as hosting the...

COVID-19: Lack of migrant workers puts Spain’s supermarket fresh food stocks in jeopardy

This year, due to coronavirus and the closure of national borders, the agricultural industry has lost an estimated 75,000 workers

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