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In Italy, Hiking Through the Olive Groves

Italy's third annual “Walk through the olive trees” combines heart-healthy exercise with the chance to learn about production and taste local extra virgin olive oils.

Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop

A sudden outburst of the fruit fly and other pathogens inflicted unexpected damage on the island's farms.
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European Commission Announces Storage Aid

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

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.

EFSA Presenting Xyllela Research at Corsica Conference

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and other E.U.-funded projects are presenting the latest research on Xylella fastidiosa at a conference in Corsica this week.

Spain’s Harvest Estimates Continue to Grow

Previous predictions estimated that Spanish production would hover at about one million tons over the summer. The latest estimate predicts a 20-percent higher yield.
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Despite Tariff Exemption, Greek Producers Struggle to Export Their Oil

With U.S. tariffs on some Spanish olive oil imports coming into force, Greek producers should have an advantage over Spain. However, the nation has not been able to profit from exporting its olive oil reserves.

Spanish Table Olive Producers Demand Countermeasures Against U.S. Tariffs

The Interprofessional Organization of the Table Olive Sector asked the Spanish government and the European Union to investigate U.S. government subsidies that have recently been provided to American farmers.