Crops could be lost, say worried farmers

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Alicante farmers are facing a calamity due to the shortage of rainfall and high temperatures.

The dry winter and spring has meant that some crops could be lost completely – and will only be partially saved if precipitation does finally arrive in the coming weeks.

The worst affected fields are those which do not have irrigation – the ‘secano’ (rain-fed agriculture or ‘dry farming’) – such as cereals, almonds and olives.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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