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Protesting Spanish farmers fear countryside has no future

EU budget negotiations, budgetary woes, add to farmers’ anxiety

Spain | Reuters – Thousands of farmers took to the streets of Murcia in southern Spain Feb. 21, blocking streets with tractors and tossing vegetables to the ground in protest at low food prices and precarious working conditions. Similar demonstrations have sprung up around the country over the last month, part of a broader pattern of agricultural discontent