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Crop Industry News: Spain

01 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Spain Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
28 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Spain Spanish Farmer Outcry over Oil and Fertiliser 'Paradox'
SPAIN – Spanish producers are questioning more expensive fertiliser given the fact that fuel is cheaper, highlighting a 46 per cent crude oil price drop last year....
18 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain's Severe Drought Threatens Olive Harvest
SPAIN - Spain is currently experiencing its worst drought since records began, with olives bearing the brunt of continued heat and lack of moisture....
24 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain Ready to Export Dried Fodder to China
SPAIN - The record export levels achieved in MY2012/13 were not repeated in MY2013/14, which ended up with higher stocks....
04 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain Cotton Has Critical Implications
SPAIN - Spain and Greece are the only two EU member states that grow cotton. In Spain, the large majority of cotton production is concentrated in Andalucía, especially in the provinces of Cadiz...
17 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Spain Alkol Signs Sgreement with Universidad Politécnica for Sugarcane in Spain
SPAIN - Spanish bioenergy consultant Alkol has signed an agreement for scientific research with UPM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, for the development of a new hybrid of sugarcane for...
25 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Spain John Deere Receives Two Awards at FIMA 2014
SPAIN - Two John Deere innovations have won awards at the 2014 FIMA show, one of Europe’s leading agricultural equipment trade fairs held in Zaragoza, Spain in February....
31 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain Continues Expansion of GE Corn Plantings
SPAIN - Spain remains the leading EU producer of Genetically Engineered (GE) corn with 136,962 ha (239,483 acres) planted in 2013, followed by Portugal with 8,171 ha (20,190 acres)....
18 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Spain Spanish Farmers Concerned by CAP Issues
SPAIN - Farmers have expressed concern about the many issues that remain in the air on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers explained that this will...
12 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Spain Below Average Temperatures in Late Spring Help Spanish Cereal Crop
SPAIN - Good yields are expected for most of Spain’s grain growing regions. Official and industry sources concur in the production increase compared to last season....
14 June 2013
22 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Spain Funding Opportunity for Rice Farmers Must Be Taken
SPAIN – Local authorities are being urged by the Valencia Farmers Association to secure European funding for agri-environment payments for rice growers in Valencia....
08 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Spain National Action Against Hunger Crucial in Post-2015 World
SPAIN - National leadership and action are crucial and governments have the primary responsibility for assuring the food security of their citizens, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva...
04 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Spain March Rains Cause Problems For Thousands of Farmers
SPAIN - Widespread heavy rainfall has plagued farmers with many producers unable to access fields and carry out crop work....
03 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Spain Sustainability Features in Ministry Spending Plan
SPAIN – Biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development are expected to receive a boost after the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) revealed that 4.3 million...
28 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Spanish Water Reserves More Than Half Full
SPAIN - Water reserves are at 51.8 per cent of total capacity with currently 28,666 cubic metres of water stored throughout Spain....
22 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain to Lose 16 Per Cent of Funds in Proposed EU Budget
SPAIN - The Coordinated Agricultural Organisations (CAO) have said that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget for 2014-2020 could reduce the nation's funding by 16 per cent....
14 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Spanish Households Increase Food Consumption, Expenditure
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has published the latest data from the Consumer Panel in households, which shows that during October 2011 to September 2012, the total...
01 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Modified Requirements to Broaden Cotton Ginning Scheme
SPAIN - To access the aid, ginning plants affected by the restructuring of the cotton sector must have participated in one of the four years between 2006 - 2007 and 2009 - 2010, according to...
12 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Corn Area Hits New Record in the Iberian Peninsula
SPAIN - Spain remains the leading EU producer of GE corn with 116,307 ha planted in 2012, followed by Portugal with a 9,278 ha. These two countries account for over 90 per cent of the total...
28 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Grains Develop Under Challenging Weather Conditions in Spain
SPAIN - The MY2012/13 grain crop in Spain has developed under challenging weather patterns. After a long winter drought, the precipitation pattern improved in May. ...
11 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain Forescasts 30 Per Cent Drop in Cereal Harvest
SPAIN - After analysing the data available, the Spanish cereal sector estimated cereal harvest in Spain this year will be around 11 million tonnes, down 30 per cent from the average of the last...
15 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain's Farmers, Ranchers Ask for Drought Allowances
SPAIN - Debt and unemployment aren't the only economic worries for Spain - their agricultural sector continues to be battered by Mother Nature. ...
22 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain Calls for Advance on Subsidies to Combat Drought
SPAIN - The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Miguel Arias Canete has said that Spain will request an advance of EU aid to ease the financial burdens on farms dealing...
16 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Dry Spell Takes Toll on Crops and Livestock
SPAIN - The Spanish grain crop outlook for 2012-13 is at a very critical situation due to the driest winter ever recorded. While April and May rainfalls usually determine the size of the crop,...
14 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain New Challenges for Spanish Feed Sector
SPAIN - Due to an extremely dry winter, the Spanish fodder industry is expected to face a few challenges, including lower availability of water for irrigation....
16 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain John Deere Innovations Recognised at Spanish Agricultural Trade Fair
SPAIN - A number of innovative John Deere solutions have been recognised with awards at this year's FIMA fair in Zaragoza (14-18 February 2012), Spain's most prestigious international agricultural...
25 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Spain Barley Adapts to Climate Change
SPAIN - The upsurge in droughts is one of the main consequences of climate change, and affects crops in particular. However, Anabel Robredo, a biologist at the University of the Basque Country...
07 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Spain Satellite Imagery Research Advances Sustainable Ag
SPAIN — Irrigating agricultural crops places huge demands on water resources around the globe, writes eurekalert.com. ...
21 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Spain Wheat Harvest 'To Beat Forecasts'
SPAIN – Soft wheat farmers in Spain could be on course for a much larger yield than expected, an industry news website has reported....
 
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