olive oil production

2015 Harvest

Italian Harvest Off to Strong Start

Farmers are reporting a strong early harvest in terms of production totals and quality.

Farmers’ Union in Jaén Calls for Official EU Production Estimates

The world’s top-producing olive region claims other countries’ lack of transparency harms Spanish producers.

Spain Forecasts Production of 1.2M Tons

The world production leader said the 2015-2016 harvest should yield 1.2 million tons of olive oil.

Catalonia Says its Output Will Be Lower, But Prices Should Remain Stable

The Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia (FCAC), said there will be a 33 percent reduction overall with volume estimates calculated at 25,000 tons.
Special Report

California’s Bumper Crop Might Not Yield the Oil Some Predicted

Producers caution it's too soon to say if the jump in fruit tonnage will yield the 4 million gallons predicted earlier.

Greece’s Early Harvest Olive Oils

Early harvest oils, with their bitter taste, low acidity, and higher antioxidant content are worth paying a little extra for. If you can find them.
Olive Oil Times Special

To Filter or Not Filter? Well, it Depends.

University of California at Davis Olive Center researchers looked at the data to settle the age-old debate. What they found is that there's no clear solution.

High Hopes, Few Answers as Harvest Gets Underway in Italy

Production in 2015 is expected to be up, but too many variables can still affect the final yields to know yet how this year's harvest will play out.