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Feb. 23, 2024

World Trade Organization Finds U.S. Noncompliant in Table Olive Trade Spat

The WTO ruled that the U.S. must remove tariffs on Spanish table olive imports, while a separate case is pending in the Court of Appeals.

Feb. 22, 2024

Italian Farmers, Producers Confirm Production Rebound

Olive oil production for the 2023/24 crop year was bolstered by strong harvests in the south.

Feb. 20, 2024

Balearic Islands Tighten Restrictions as Xylella Spreads in Mallorca

The strain of Xylella fastidiosa responsible for Olive Quick Decline Syndrome was identified in other plants in Mallorca.

Feb. 13, 2024

Local Mils in France Are All the Rage

An ample harvest and high prices have led to a surge in activity and investments in community mills.

Feb. 7, 2024

Acesur CEO Highlights Andalusia's Key Role in Sector's Future

Gonzalo Guillén believes production capacity is the limiting factor to increase olive oil consumption and Andalusia remains best positioned to expand the market.

Feb. 7, 2024

Oleocampo's 3,500 Members Overcome Harvest Challenges with Quality Intact

Farmers in the massive Jaén-based cooperative sacrificed yield for a tenth straight year of award-winning quality.

Feb. 5, 2024

Agricultural Groups Call on Spanish Government to Step Up Climate Change Response

Climate and agricultural advocates seek funding for insurance and investments in water-saving infrastructure.

Feb. 5, 2024

Farmers Across Europe Protest High Costs, Reduced Subsidies

With one eye on European elections in June, some officials have proposed relaxing environmental requirements of the Common Agricultural Policy.

Jan. 31, 2024

Farmers on Small Italian Islands Restore Ancient Groves and Local Production

Growers on Giglio Island and Capri are restoring centuries-old olive trees to revive a fading culture and protect unique island landscapes.

Jan. 29, 2024

The Joy and Sacrifice of Organic Olive Oil Production on Mallorca

Oli de Santanyi founder Dirk Müller-Busch believes that producers who want a fair price must meet consumer demands for organic, high-quality extra virgin olive oil at all costs.


Jan. 29, 2024

Meet the Man Trying to Transform the Olive Sector in France

Yannick Masmondet is working with farmers to plant 50,000 hectares of olive groves on unused agricultural land, expanding national production while diversifying farmer portfolios.

Jan. 29, 2024

Production in Spain Expected to Fall Short of Initial Estimates

Production estimates range from 680,000 to 755,000 tons for the 2023/24 crop year, below expectations at the start of the harvest.

Jan. 29, 2024

In Search of Chill: Cool Nights Needed for Olive Trees in Greece

After warm spells decimated their harvests, producers in Greece are hoping for cool temperatures during critical growing stages this time around.

Jan. 25, 2024

Record Olive Oil Prices Drive Down Consumption in Spain

Consumers are using less olive oil, buying smaller formats and switching to lower-quality categories.

Jan. 16, 2024

Spain Set to Eliminate Value-Added Tax on Olive Oil Sales

The tax cut is part of wider efforts to address the rising cost of living. The measure would eliminate VAT on olive oil until June 30th.

Jan. 5, 2024

Buoyed by Awards, the Pope’s Official EVOO Producer Looks Ahead to Harvest

Pontiffs have traditionally favored extra virgin olive oils of Lazio. Domenico Sperlonga is following in the footsteps of his forefathers to serve Pope Francis.

Jan. 3, 2024

In South West France, Plans to Make More Olive Oil

Officials in Lot-et-Garonne plan to take advantage of the favorable climate and rich water resources to increase production.

Jan. 3, 2024

Upstart Belgian Importer Stakes Claim on the World Stage

The founders of ASUR source award-winning oils from Greece to sell in Belgium and the Netherlands, facing challenges associated with nascent olive oil markets.