Produce growers in sunny south Spain brace for Brexit pain

Produce growers in sunny south Spain brace for Brexit pain

ALMERIA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s southeastern Almeria province used to be so parched and barren that Italian movie director Sergio Leone chose it in the 1960s as the shooting location for his spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood.

Nowadays, thanks to extensive irrigation and vast greenhouses, a corner of Spain with a hot desert climate prospers, growing fruit and vegetables that mostly goes to northern European countries where cold, gray weather limits the range of locally grown produce much of the year.

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