Blogs and advice from Industry leading Specialists
Valuable Opinions, Comments & Gossip
Financial related News & Articles relating to Spain
Latest News, Stories
& Hot Topics
Various Tools & Widgets to help with your financial needs
Tools & Widgets to
help with finances
Polls, Surveys and Opinions featured throughout Tumbit
Featured Polls, Surveys & Stats
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat

Crop Thefts Increase As Crisis Deepens

Tue 19th Jun 2012
Crop Thefts Increase As Crisis Deepens

Several farmers and landowners across Spain are finding themselves victims of an increase in crop thefts which are sweeping the country.

As prices they receive for their produce has been falling over recent years, this has not been reflected at the checkouts for shoppers, meaning many farmers are struggling to fight off criminals who are targeting their livelihoods in search of wealth and sustenance.

Fox News has reported how cherry farmers around Barcelona are experiencing high levels of theft from their crops. The criminals in most cases are selling their haul to make money as the worse financial crisis in history bites even deeper.

But it seems cherries are not the only crop of choice for criminals. Fruit and vegetable farmers across the country are reporting thefts of everything from onions to olives. Black market prices are much cheaper than the supermarkets, which is much more favorable to hard up Spaniards just trying to survive.

Police have resorted to patrolling agricultural areas on horseback hoping to catch the green fingered tea leaves in the act. Farmers have taken drastic measures also by digging trenches on access roads, releasing dogs into fields and in some cases farmers are taking it in turns to sleep under the stars in an effort to protect their hard worked for crops.

Comment on this Story

Be the first to comment on this Story !!

Recommended Items