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11 March 2019 | Spain

‘Terrified’ produce growers in southern Spain brace for Brexit pain


Farmers in Spain are concerned that Britain’s impending departure from the European Union could have a huge impact on their business.
Spain’s south-eastern Almería province used to be so parched and barren that Italian movie director Sergio Leone chose it in the 1960s as the shooting location for his spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood.
Nowadays, thanks to extensive irrigation and vast greenhouses, a corner of Spain with a hot desert climate prospers, growing fruit and vegetables that mostly go to northern European countries where cold weather limits the range of locally grown produce much of the year.

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