News from Spain

07-10-2013 01:58 AM
Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through Madrid
Shepherds led a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by u...
08-07-2013 01:43 AM
Jobless dig for work in Spain's neglected farmland
For years, Antonio Sanchez worked as a carpenter, sawing and planing wooden furniture for houses that sprang up along the Andalusian coast in Spain's ...
25-06-2013 09:33 AM
Rolling robot offers help to farmers
The trick used by hamsters to get an exercise ball rolling is helping to power a spherical robot. Spanish researchers have found a way to mimic the...
23-05-2013 10:26 AM
Hong Kong bans poultry imports from Catalonia
Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry and poultry products, including eggs, from the province of Catalonia, Spain, in view of the World Organizat...
26-04-2013 10:01 AM
European Union urged to embrace genetically engineered crops
The European Union will be unable to meet its agricultural policy goals unless it embraces genetically engineered crops, Spanish researchers said. ...
22-04-2013 16:46 PM
Cañete says there will be more EU money for farmers
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment Miguel Arias Cañete, has said that there will be more money for farmers in the next period of the Co...
08-02-2013 08:37 AM
Spanish farmers protest for EU subsidies
Farmers demonstrated in Madrid on Thursday against an overhaul of the European Union's agricultural policy in which they fear losing hundreds of milli...
23-11-2012 08:43 AM
EU farmers protest at feared cuts in subsidies
The EU budget negotiations are making farmers across the union nervous, amid speculation that reform of the Common Agricultural Policy will lead to su...
23-11-2012 08:35 AM
Spain's wheat imports fell 38% in September
Spain, Europe’s second-largest wheat buyer, cut imports of the grain by 38 percent in September from a year earlier, while increasing corn purchases. ...
29-10-2012 07:23 AM
2,000 sheep led through streets of Spain's capital
Spanish shepherds have led a flock of more than 2,000 sheep through central Madrid in defence of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threate...
17-10-2012 08:18 AM
Rome, Paris, Madrid sign EU farm budget deal
France, Italy and Spain on Tuesday agreed to try and keep the European agriculture budget stable after 2013, echoing a similar pact between Germany an...
20-09-2012 08:12 AM
Spanish farmers protest latest CAP proposals
Yesterday COAG, one of Spain's biggest farmer's unions, held a protest against CAP in Madrid. They surrounded themselves with produce from all over...
13-09-2012 09:51 AM
Spanish Agriculture minister at centre of political storm
Spanish Minister for Agriculture Miguel Arias Cañete is at the centre of controversy after the Opposition PSOE has demanded an explanation in the Cort...
19-06-2012 10:45 AM
Cherry-picking takes on new meaning in weary Spain
SANT CLIMENT DE LLOBREGAT, Spain - Drop those cherries, you're under arrest. Crops and cops are converging along Spain's journey through economic cris...
22-05-2012 07:26 AM
Europe watches GM crops trials dwindle
The number of release experiments with GM plants in Europe is decreasing all the time. The only exception is Spain, where major companies are carr...
20-03-2012 07:59 AM
Moroccan competition worries Spain's olive farmers
Armed with pincers, a small tractor grabs the trunk of an olive tree in southern Spain and shakes loose its fruit, which will be pressed in a few hour...
12-03-2012 08:09 AM
Spanish farmers struggle with lack of rain
When Manuel Montesa takes sheep out to forage in mountains in northern Spain, he must bring water for them because streams near his town have run dry.
15-12-2011 08:52 AM
EU wheat sheds gains on euro
Benchmark European wheat prices reversed early gains in late dealing...
31-10-2011 09:18 AM
Madrid makes way for herds of cattle
Just as in the Middle Ages, flocks of sheep and herds of cows made their way through Madrid city centre on Sunday...
02-06-2011 09:34 AM
Spain's farmers destroy crops in E.coli outbreak
The number of those struck down by E.coli food poisoning in Germany has risen - hundreds more have been affected - and the source of the bacteria is s...
16-04-2011 10:16 AM
Spanish farmers look to expand 'European coffee'
In a tropical valley in Spain’s Canary Islands the month of April is the time to harvest coffee, which is marketed as gourmet product and one wh...
04-01-2011 10:36 AM
Unemployment records steepest drop in a decade
The number of people registered unemployed in Spain decreased by 10,221 or 0.3% in December to 4.1 million, the fastest pace of decline seen since 200...
09-12-2010 15:46 PM
Spain experiences a 2,3% growth in agriculture exports
There was an "important" reduction in the cultivation of Green Been, Melon and Tomato, according to the 2009/2010 Campaign’s Report.