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Jun. 10, 2019

200,000 Olive Farms in Spain Could Vanish in Next Decade, Report Finds

According to a new study, more than 320,000 acres of traditional olive groves are abandoned and 1.2 million acres more could be also lost, equal to one-fifth of the total land area of all Spanish olive groves.

Jun. 10, 2019

Report Predicts Mediocre Harvest in Andalusia

The report cites unseasonably hot temperatures along with a lack of rain as the main reasons for the dip, which could see production drops of up to 50 percent in certain areas

Jun. 6, 2019

Spanish Olive Exports to US Plummet Since Tariffs Imposed

The tariffs are slowly redefining the global table olive trade as new producers fill the void left by Spain in the U.S. market and Spanish growers look to the east to sell their crop.

May. 29, 2019

14 Greek Olive Varieties to Be State Certified

Greek Nurseries are watching developments that could satisfy their long-standing demand for certified propagating material.

May. 29, 2019

Argentina Is Building Latin America's Largest Olive Oil Plant

The agricultural company Solfrut is renovating its existing olive oil production plant. The new one will have a state-of-the-art mill and see its storage capacity increase to 4,000 tons.

May. 29, 2019

Italian Production Reaches Record Low

Final figures on Italian olive oil production for the 2018-19 season were released by the Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market.

May. 23, 2019

28 Complete Sommelier Certification Program

Professionals and enthusiasts joined the growing network of certified olive oil sommeliers around the world after completing a comprehensive six-day program in New York.

May. 22, 2019

Charges Dropped Against Scientists in Lecce Xylella Case

Researchers and officials who were charged in 2015 have been acquitted but are still blamed for omissions and mismanagement. Part of the investigation will be continued by prosecutors in Bari.

May. 22, 2019

Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean

Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.

May. 21, 2019

150,000 Liters of Fraudulent Oil Seized by Europol

The criminal organization responsible for the olive oil fraudsters pocketed nearly $9 million annually from their illicit activity.

May. 21, 2019

Oregon Project Aims to Promote Olive Oil Sector

Local growers and researchers from Oregon State University are teaming up to solve some of the biggest problems facing the state's fledgling sector.

May. 20, 2019

Egypt Wants to Plant 100 Million Olive Trees for Oil Production

While Egypt is the world's second largest producer of table olives, very little infrastructure in the country is dedicated to olive oil production.

May. 10, 2019

Best Olive Oils for 2019 Revealed

In a year that saw a dramatically reduced output in some traditional regions, the findings of an 18-member panel of expert tasters suggested there is no shortage of excellent olive oils to go around.

May. 9, 2019

Judging Concludes at World Olive Oil Competition

The results will be revealed tomorrow night, May 10, during a press conference that will draw 200 olive oil producers, retailers, distributors, food industry professionals and press.

May. 6, 2019

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.

May. 5, 2019

Judging Underway at World Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o’clock (EDT) the first samples were distributed to 18 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

May. 2, 2019

Olive Oil Production in Spain Sets Record

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food reported that olive oil production in Spain reached 1.77 million tons through March of the 2018/19 campaign, an increase of 43 percent compared with the same period in the previous campaign.

May. 2, 2019

Texas Governor Signs Olive Oil Advisory Board Bill Into Law

The creation of the advisory board will make it easier for olive growers and oil producers to apply for specific grants and implement quality standards.

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