Spain: Fodder Demand in the Middle East Drives Spanish Alfalfa Area Growth

Commodities

Spain’s dried fodder production is expected to remain fairly stable in MY2017/18. Export opportunities in Saudi Arabia and poor corn crop margins have driven alfalfa plantings slightly up. Dry weather throughout the crop cycle has negatively impacted non-irrigated alfalfa. Export-oriented irrigated alfalfa is anticipated reach good yields and improved quality compared to last season, which would allow for increased export opportunities.

Spain: Fodder Demand in the Middle East Drives Spanish Alfalfa Area Growth