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Aug. 29, 2023

California Olive Oil Producers Weigh the Impact of Tropical Storm Hilary

Producers across Southern California welcomed the unseasonable rainfall and reported only minor damage from flooding and mudslides.

Aug. 29, 2023

No Respite in Greece as Wildfires Incinerate Ancient Olive Groves in Makri

Wildfires continue to wreak havoc in rural Greece, partially destroying the traditional Makri olive grove and leaving local producers in despair.

Aug. 24, 2023

Best Southern Hemisphere Olive Oils to Be Unveiled

The first winners will be announced on Monday, September 4th at 9:00 AM (EDT).

Aug. 16, 2023

Restaurateurs, Producers in Croatia Debate Charging Extra for Local Olive Oils

Croatia' award-winning producers would like more restaurants to serve local extra virgin olive oils.

Aug. 16, 2023

Community Milling in California: Small Growers Encouraged to Reserve Early

From October through December, mills across California will open their doors to hobby growers.

Aug. 15, 2023

Farms Facing Natural Constraints Play Key Role in European Agriculture

Farms facing natural challenges are less profitable than conventional ones but play a critical role in biodiversity and landscape preservation.

Aug. 14, 2023

State-of-the-Art Irrigation Management Leads to Rising Yields in California

To endure a changing climate, new approaches for managing and optimizing irrigation are paramount.

Aug. 14, 2023

Italy Set to Invest €100M for Olive Mill Upgrades

Starting in 2026, funds will be dispersed to millers across the country to upgrade equipment and technologies.

Aug. 14, 2023

Unprecedented Heat Sparks More Wildfires Across Greece

Around 4,500 hectares of olive groves have been burned in wildfires across the country. The government promises aid, but farmers want something else.

Aug. 14, 2023

Tunisia Has a Plan to Boost Its Olive Oil Industry

The strategy aims to increase annual production of extra virgin olive oil while growing packaged exports and domestic consumption.


Aug. 10, 2023

Researchers Work to Reverse Genetic Erosion, Breed Resilient Olive Varieties

Understanding the genetic diversity of olive varieties will help farmers select the best cultivars for their climate and phytosanitary environment.

Aug. 10, 2023

California Producers Keep Olives and Workers Safe in Record Heat

With temperatures breaking records in some parts of the state, producers emphasize the need for irrigation and unconventional working hours.

Aug. 10, 2023

How an Experimental Farm in Japan Gave Rise to Award-Winning Olive Oil

What started as a land restoration project has transformed into an award-winning extra virgin olive oil-producing operation on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu.

Aug. 10, 2023

'Lucky' Olive Tree Leads Mindfulness Sessions in Italy

In Molise, an innovative project aims at reducing the level of stress, anxiety and depression with the support of augmented reality and a historic olive tree.

Aug. 10, 2023

Asphalt Made with Olive Oil Byproducts Used to Pave a Highway in Spain

Local officials said the experimental asphalt is more environmentally friendly to manufacture, safer for workers and could provide new revenue for producers.

Aug. 10, 2023

Andalusian Producers Seek Deeper Trade Ties with Japan

Olive oil consumption has risen steadily in the world’s third-largest economy over the past 30 years, and Andalusian producers are seeking to grow their market share.

Aug. 7, 2023

Olive Oil Production Returns to Pompeii 2,000 Years After Volcanic Eruption

Ministers and farming organizations tasted local extra virgin olive oil and table olives while promoting a UNESCO nomination for Italian cuisines.

Aug. 7, 2023

In Greece, Olive Oil Remains Absent from Restaurant and Tavern Tables

The use of bulk olive oil in cruets for customer consumption has been banned in eateries since 2018. However, sealed, non-refillable bottles have failed to replace them.