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Spain strikes (again) Product Trends 20 and 21 November are the days chosen by the 3 main PAHO to convene an agricultural strike in the sector and a large demonstration in Madrid to call a stop to the "greatest crisis of our history." Its main claim: fair prices. After months of announcing separately the difficult situation of the agricultural sector the agricultural federations, BDA, COAG and UPA have decided together to "give a wake up call" to the society and ask for "real solutions already" for a field that is ruined. " They have called a general strike in agriculture for 20 and 21 November, accompanied by a large demonstration on 21 through the streets of Madrid where they are condemning the "biggest crisis in history" in the sector. This situation is "chaotic that we do not understand" where "not profitable" is the dominant tone, as pointed out by ASAJA president, Pedro Barato, who asked to "put a stop" to the commercial margins. ! Among the requests, in addition to those relating to prices, they ask to ensure the community preference for European products, which meet the same sanitary conditions of production and redesign the intervention mechanisms, greater transparency, fiscal measures and market management measures. .
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Aubergines: Clementines: Another product with too much production and normal demand but prices are below cost and the quality is excellent. Broccoli: Has started but limited quantities Capsicum:
Between this week and the next week new crop of Arrufatina and Clemenules will start. Initially the sizes are limited and this is something expected to continue throughout the entire season. According to growers there is a huge lack of fruits and the season will be much shorter than normal.
Same situation as cucumbers with large available quantities but no demand. A huge problem for the growers with unseen low prices on particular red capsicum.
Corn: Spanish Corn continues until week 51 app. Cheap and superb quality
Cucumber: Cauliflower: Starts with new crop week 45
Caotic moments with far too many cucumbers on the market and they keep coming. Growers are trying not to harvest waiting for better moments and hence they keep growing and small sizes are very limited, and many large cucumbers at low prices. Iceberg: Has slowly started with good quality although still few kgs.
Celery: Starts week 45/46
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Piel de Sapo:
Sevilla are starting the new crop this weekend and there are fortunately no illness in the andalucian plantations so quality is expected to be very good.
Still ok melons
Grapes: Very few seedless left
Plums: Prices are going up on the Spanish Angeleno, they are in no hurry to sell as quality remain good. Should be for another 3 weeks. Romaine salad:
Lemons: There are fewer lemons this year than expected so producers are in no hurry to compete with oversea and Turkish lemons, so prices are still very high and even though sizes are bigger now the lemons continue small…..from here we will do as the Spanish growers and ask for “fair prices”
will start slowly week 43 and they are expecting better harvest this year. Satsumas : The volumes of Okitsu is experiencing a lot of waste almost as predicted, and the available quantities are limited. In regard to Owari the first few kg of new crop are available. The rhytm is expected to be the same , i.e high prices and few kgs and further to that the heat is disturbing and the color of the fruit is not evolving and more cold days are needed for that process.
El Torreon will start week 43 with small quantities. More cherry tomatoes due to the heat and also plum cherry. All the special tomatoes are slowly starting.
Will start week 43 Oranges: Normal availability although the oranges are still a Little pale but the juice level with 40% is excellent and sizes are from medium to large.
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