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Corto Olive and Gemsa Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute

Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.

PGI Olio Lucano for Olive Oil From Basilicata Underway

The product specification of the IGP Olio Lucano is waiting for E.U. approval.

Olive Oil Prices Set to Rise in Israel as Import Quotas Run Out

Ahead of the Jewish holiday season, olive oil prices are likely to increase. Custom duty waivers on imported oil are expected to run out by the start of October.

July May Have Been Hottest Month on Record

Last month's temperatures surpassed those recorded in July 2016.
Special Report

Greece Asks for Exemption From U.S. Tariffs on E.U. Products

The Greek minister of Agriculture cited the close relations between the two countries in a request to not be drawn into a trade war.

Researchers Isolate EVOO Component With Potential Antihypertensive Properties

Elenolide, a known antihypertensive agent, was found in 80 percent of extra virgin olive oil samples analyzed over a span of eight years.
Olive Oil Times Special

Musco Reaches Quota for Signing New Olive Grower Deals

The Musco Family Olive Company said that it is unable to offer any more new contracts to olive farmers whose previous ones were canceled by Bell-Carter earlier this year.

Brussels Will Work With Spanish Cooperatives on Self-Regulation

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the European Commission had agreed to work with olive oil cooperatives to apply self-regulation measures.