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Sep. 29, 2022

Organic Olive Groves Continue to Flourish in Spain

Andalusia and Aragón experienced the most significant increases in organic olive cultivation.

Sep. 29, 2022

Promising Signs of a Robust Harvest in Greece

Contrary to other main European producers, Greece expects a substantial increase in its harvest yield. However, significant challenges could hamper the final tally.

Sep. 27, 2022

Olive Farmer Unearths an Ancient Mosaic in Gaza

The Byzantine-era floor was discovered accidentally. However, the remains of walls and glass artifacts show that the area could yield even more stunning discoveries.

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Sep. 27, 2022

Growers and Producers in Italy Anticipate a Challenging Harvest

Rising production costs combined with lower-than-expected yields in some parts of Italy will force many olive-related companies to make tough decisions.

Sep. 22, 2022

Rising Prices Expose Untapped Potential for Tunisian Exports

Rising olive oil prices at origins have seen Tunisian exports increase in value by one-third in the past year, even as volumes dipped.

Sep. 21, 2022

Adverse Weather Dampens New Zealand Harvest

Producers began 2022 with optimism for another excellent harvest, but rain and disease resulted in some producers yielding no oil at all.

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Sep. 14, 2022

How a Chilean Disrupter Shook Up the Country's Olive Sector

Chile’s leading olive oil producer came to fruition after a roadtrip through Spain. It is now leading the way in precision agriculture and sustainability.

Sep. 13, 2022

Ahead of the Harvest, Olive Oil Production Costs Keep Rising

The energy crisis will dramatically raise the cost of doing business for millers. However, they will not be able to pass those increases along to consumers.

Sep. 13, 2022

Sustainability Key to Success of Central Italy’s Award-Winning Producers

Producers from Central Italy reflected on success at the 2022 NYIOOC and looked ahead to the coming harvest.

Sep. 13, 2022

Harvest Outlook Worsens in Spain

Rain is in the forecast for this week, but producers are still expecting what could be the third-lowest yield since records began.

Sep. 12, 2022

Europe Endures Hottest Summer on Record

China and California also experienced unprecedented heatwaves and weathered unrelenting droughts.

Sep. 12, 2022

Drought, Heat Hit the Table Olive Harvest in Spain

Prices will rise due to poor harvests elsewhere and increasing production costs.

Sep. 8, 2022

Olive Oil Prices Rising Worldwide

From Greece to California, producers are raising prices as a result of inflation and expectations of a poor 2022/23 crop year.

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Aug. 16, 2022

Olive Grove Expansion Threatens Endangered Bird Species in Spain

The expansion of olive groves in Andalusia is reducing the habitat of the endangered Eurasian great bustard and little bustard.

Aug. 16, 2022

Challenges Abound for Spain’s Olive Oil Producers

High prices have buoyed the sector for much of the past year and a half, but rising production costs and persistent drought mean significant challenges lie ahead.

Aug. 10, 2022

Rising Olive Oil Exports Fuel Trade Surplus in Andalusia

High prices at origin and shortages of sunflower oil have led to increasing olive oil exports by value around Europe and the world.

Aug. 10, 2022

Italian Antitrust Authority Prohibits Use of Nutri-Score on Some Products

The decision specifically focuses on products with a protected geographical indicator. Some retailers removed all products labeled with Nutri-Score from their shelves.

Aug. 10, 2022

Heatwave Could Curtail Olive Oil Production in Spain, Minister Warns

Along with a steep fall in the quantity of olive oil produced, some analysts are worried quality could decrease significantly too.

Aug. 10, 2022

An Olive Tree Garden of Peace is Innagurated on Crete

The grove comprises 21 olive varieties from countries around the world. Its creators hope it fosters a sense of peace and community among olive-producing nations.

Aug. 10, 2022

In Efforts to Promote Quality, Italy Focuses on Olive Mills

Upgrading technology, improving techniques and promoting sustainability are at the core of efforts to add value to Italian olive oils.

Aug. 10, 2022

Brussels Approves Plan to Use Treated Wastewater for Irrigation

Brussels has published new guidelines paving the way for the widespread use of treated urban wastewater in agriculture.

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