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19 January 2019 | Spain

Brussels trade deal leaves a bitter taste for Spain's farmers

A sharp fall in prices after a bumper harvest, competition from other countries and a trade deal between Brussels and South Africa have created a devastating perfect storm for Spain’s orange farmers.
Tonnes of oranges lie on the ground at farms across the country because producers say it is not worth paying workers to pick the fruit now that the price has fallen so low. At present, farmers are selling their fruit for between nine and eleven cents per kilo. Farmers claim they face losses of more than €150 million from last year.

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