The lack of profitability obtained by the producers of bagged table grapes from Vinalopó has led Cándido Lucas to uproot the 10,000 grapevines of his 5-hectare farm in the Spanish municipality of Novelda.
According to Asaja, "This has been a real action, not a symbolic one. The aim is to denounce the existence of structural problems threatening the survival of thousands of table grape farms in the Vinalopó." For the agricultural union, these farms "are going to be forced to disappear in the short term." Some of the difficulties mentioned by Asaja include the high production costs, the collapse of prices at origin, the disproportionate increase of agricultural insurance premiums, the price of water or the trade agreements signed with third countries.