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Orange growers in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas rally against cheap imports

FARMERS in the Valencian Community are appealing to retailers and customers to buy Spanish when it comes to oranges. The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA)...

Lemon and orange harvests cut by up to half due to extreme weather in Alicante area of Spain

EXTREME weather conditions have caused big falls in Alicante Province lemon and orange harvests. Growers have been forced to count the cost of a very...

Oranges contaminated with banned pesticide bought by Costa Blanca wholesaler seized in Barcelona raid in Spain

CONTAMINATED orange imports destined for wholesalers in the Valencian Community, have been impounded after a Guardia Civil raid in Barcelona. 20 tons of oranges were...

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...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Fruit fraudsters with connections to Italian mafia arrested in Spain’s Valencia

NINE alleged members of a criminal gang connected to the Italian mafia have been arrested in La Safor district (Valencia Province) for allegedly conning...

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT: Queen Elizabeth to be gifted oranges from Sevilla in revived tradition

SEVILLA’s Moorish Royal Alcazar palace is famed for the colourful splash of its orange trees. But palace authorities face a problem of what to do...

School in northern Spain is sent almost one tonne of Costa Blanca oranges in move to promote city’s produce

ALMOST a tonne of oranges have been sent from Orihuela to a school in a small town in Leon as part of a promotional...

REVEALED: New data shows 600% price hikes on oranges, pushing farmers in Spain’s Andalucia ‘to the brink’

Andalucian farmers have been severely struggling recently, with international tariffs hitting the country hard

Five arrested for allegedly stealing 4,000 kilos of oranges in cars in Sevilla

Suspicions were raised after three cars, that were lined up behind one another, made a ‘sharp’ manoeuvre to escape the city.

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Aren’t they all just oranges anyway?

Bittersweet blues

The orange yield has increased, but it's not all good news

Very Moorish!

The best of Spanish food has a big dash of Morocco, discovers Wendy Williams, with the Moors introducing everything from rice to oranges and sugar to artichokes

The future’s orange

No reason to be bitter. This year’s citrus harvest will be a bumper one, writes Wendy Williams




Emergency works sanctioned to clean the water in Malaga’s Viñuela reservoir as levels drop below 10% and drought continues

THE Viñuela reservoir is set to undergo emergency works aimed at improving water quality that Malagueños drink.  The drastic measure is a response to the...


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