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Jan. 26, 2020

Australia Hails Sino-American Trade Deal, but Danger Lurks for Farmers

The new accord favors global economic growth in general but could lead to a reduction of the Australian share in the Chinese market.

Jan. 16, 2020

Alentejo Olive Oil Association Appoints First Executive Director

Gonçalo Almeida Simões brings 15 years of experience advocating for Portuguese agriculture to the European Union.

Jan. 15, 2020

Hephaestion Was a Friend of Alexander's, but Not Cretan Producers'

Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.

Jan. 6, 2020

Oman Reports a Good Harvest

Sixty tons of olives were harvested in Oman between August and December.

Jan. 2, 2020

Med Diet Tops List, Again

The Mediterranean diet led the US News & World Report’s annual list for the third consecutive year.

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Dec. 20, 2019

Olive Council Validates Red Tasting Glass

The International Olive Council validated a new red garnet glass for olive oil tasting

Dec. 19, 2019

IOC Celebrates 60th Anniversary and World Olive Day

The IOC celebrated 60 years of activity and World Olive Day during the 110th session of the Council of Members in Madrid.

Dec. 12, 2019

Italian Farmers Support Cancer Research

Farmers teamed up with the AIRC Foundation for Cancer Research in Italy to develop a project to promote health education.

Dec. 11, 2019

New List of U.S. Tariff Targets Includes More Olive Oils From Europe

The United States Trade Representative is seeking public comments on additional tariffs on European goods.

Dec. 9, 2019

Researchers Will Meet to Discuss Xylella and Climate Change in Madrid

The December 12 forum will focus on current research and containment efforts in Spain and how climate change is impacting the spread of the pathogen.

Dec. 9, 2019

Asoliva Elects New President

Antonio Gallego García will face the challenge of keeping Spanish olive oil competitive in the U.S. in the face of tariffs as well as promoting oils to new export destinations.

Dec. 5, 2019

Nearly One-third of World's Olive Oil Made from Picual

The newly published reference guide, International Olive Growing: Worldwide Analysis and Summary, sheds light on a number of interesting olive oil-related statistics.

Nov. 19, 2019

Europe Allocates €200M to Promote Agri-food Products

More than half of the budget (€118 million) will go towards campaigns pursuing markets outside the EU with high-growth potentials, such as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United States.

Nov. 18, 2019

Puglia Defines Protocol for Replacing Trees Affected by Xylella

An agreement was signed by the Puglia Region, the Ministry of Agricultural Policies, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to simplify procedures for replanting olive trees in areas affected by Xylella.

Nov. 14, 2019

European Commission Announces Storage Aid

The storage aid scheme aims to stabilize the current imbalance in the E.U. olive oil market.

Nov. 7, 2019

Europe, China Agree to Protect Foods With Geographical Indication

Kalamata olives and various olive oils from Spain and Crete are included in the deal.

Nov. 5, 2019

U.S. Leaves Paris Climate Agreement

On Monday the U.S. government announced its withdrawal from the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change, due to the economic burden of complying with the requirements.

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