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Nov. 9, 2022

Olive Growers in Extremadura Ask for Expansion of Wage Subsidies

The combination of rising production costs and expectations of the worst olive harvest in recorded history has led growers to ask Madrid for financial aid.

Nov. 9, 2022

Authorities Fear Europe’s Drought Will Stretch Through Winter

The president of an Italian irrigation association criticized the “silence” of the European Commisison on the matter and called for a continental plan.

Nov. 9, 2022

Official Suggests Nutri-Score Will Not Be Europe’s Single Nutrition Label

Instead, the European Commission may create its own label using elements of nominated front-of-pack labeling systems.

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Oct. 31, 2022

Officials in Castilla-La Mancha Look to Oleotourism to Boost Farmer Incomes

Officials and farmers are working to build new tourist accommodations, organize tastings, and draw visitors to mils.

Oct. 28, 2022

Award-Winning EVOO the Latest Chapter in a Storied Slovenian Family Legacy

The Brataševec family has helped olive groves flourish in western Slovenia once again after the crop nearly disappeared following a 1929 cold snap.

Oct. 27, 2022

Xylella Spreads Beyond Buffer Zones in Puglia

The deadly pathogen is spreading less quickly as new technologies arrive, improving monitoring capabilities.

Oct. 27, 2022

Australian Heatwave Harbinger of Hot Summer, Hotter Century

Temperatures in northeastern Australia are 5 ºC higher than the average monthly highs.

Oct. 27, 2022

Events Across Italy Set to Celebrate Traditional Olive Groves

Nearly 170 cities across the country will hold educational, cultural and tasting events in traditional olive groves and mills.

Oct. 26, 2022

In Croatia, Students Join Award-Winning Farm for Olive Harvest

Students from Zagreb also learned about the milling process. The oil they helped produce will be submitted to the 2023 NYIOOC.

Oct. 24, 2022

Italy Announces €3.9B Investment in Water Infrastructure

The funds will be used to fix leaks, digitalize water management systems, renew irrigation channels and reinforce water systems in earthquake-prone areas.

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Oct. 24, 2022

Farmers in Gaza Expect Bumper Harvest

Growers expect to harvest 45 tons of olives, allowing them to meet domestic demand for olive oil and table olives and export the rest.

Oct. 24, 2022

Producers in Abruzzo Seek PGI Certification

Farmers and producers in Italy’s fifth-largest producing region hope the PGI will add value to their olive oils and mitigate rising production costs.

Oct. 24, 2022

Montenegro Harvest Begins with Ancient Tree in Mirovica

Visitors and volunteers tasted early harvest oils and helped harvest the country's oldest tree.

Oct. 17, 2022

Greece Hails Strong Presence in U.S. Table Olive Market as Exports Rise

Greece ranked second among table olives exporters to the United States in the first half of 2022 but received the highest prices.

Oct. 17, 2022

E.U. Green Lights €100M Subsidy for Italian Olive Millers

The recipients will be eligible to receive the state-aid to cover up to half of the expense of upgrading their mills to be more efficient and sustainable.

Oct. 17, 2022

Olive Oil Aisles Result in Superior Supermarket Sales

Grouping all the olive oils in a single aisle and providing information about them resulted in an 18-percent increase in sales. Extra virgin olive oil sales rose 13 percent.

Oct. 17, 2022

Italy’s Organic Food Sales More than Doubled in the Past Decade

The value of organic agricultural exports also rose by 181 percent in the same period. Wine led the way, but extra virgin olive oil was not far behind.

Oct. 17, 2022

Olive Oil Production to Fall 25%, European Commission Predicts

All of Europe’s main producing countries, with the exception of Greece, are expecting significant production drops. However, some believe the forecast is too pessimistic.

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