olive oil production

Farmers in Italy Optimistic as Harvest Season Nears

Following a crippling harvest two years ago, and a strong one last year, Italian farmers remain diligent and optimistic as the 2016 harvest approaches.

American Trade Group Awarded Research Grant

The funding is part of a $36.5-million provision in the Farm Bill for research to support the country’s specialty crop farmers.
Special Report

Olive Mill Waste Seen as a Renewable Resource for Biosurfactant Production

Researchers have discovered an innovative, cost-effective and environmentally viable process to recycle olive oil waste byproduct into valuable biosurfactants.

Olive Oil Production Gives Back to Environment More than it Takes

The latest research indicates that the carbon sink effect from olive trees in the biomass and soil is much higher than greenhouse gas emissions from production.
Olive Oil Times Special

Mobile Milling Comes to Texas

The mill-on-wheels can be brought directly to Texas groves, providing farmers and producers with an on-site solution to a very narrow timeline.

World Olive Oil Production Exceeds 3.2M Tons

This year's total, estimated to exceed 3.225 million tons, will come close to the record 3.271 million tons produced in the 2013/2014 production season.
Special Report

Best Practices for Producing Flavored Olive Oil

The polyphenol content of flavored olive oil produced by addition of herbs to crushed olives before the malaxation step was almost three times higher than that of untreated olive oil.

Growing Olive Oil Production in the Balkans

Initiatives in Herzegovina and Macedonia are expanding olive oil production in the Balkans.