Sep. 25, 2020
Italy pledged €8 million to help mills and processing cooperatives affected by the Burian snow storm.
Sep. 23, 2020
As the harvest gets underway in Sicily, three of Italy’s main agricultural organizations estimate this year’s olive oil harvest will be earlier and smaller than last year.
Sep. 22, 2020
A pioneering outdoor classroom at the Ciuffelli Agricultural Institute provides students with an inspiring setting to resume their studies.
Sep. 16, 2020
An Olive Oil Times survey reveals a season of growing uncertainties and challenges for olive oil producers.
Sep. 14, 2020
Extreme weather events – ranging from hail storms to flash flooding – have impacted olive growers across Italy. For many farmers, hopes of a promising harvest have washed away.
Sep. 9, 2020
the Italian Minister of Agriculture has been lobbying other E.U. governments on the issue and has called for the protection of foods that she hailed as "pillars of the Mediterranean diet.”
Sep. 8, 2020
Situated above the massive Moria refugee camp on the eastern Greek isle, volunteers have turned an old oil mill into an impromptu community kitchen and are helping to provide 1,000 meals each day.
Sep. 8, 2020
The Venetian regional government has teamed up with farmers and researchers to find the cause of an ongoing outbreak
Sep. 4, 2020
Spanish companies are re-exporting more oils from Portugal and Tunisia to the U.S. to bypass tariffs.
Sep. 1, 2020
The influential scientific advisory board, WBAE, has asked the German government to do more for sustainability by introducing specific labels on products based on their carbon footprint.
Aug. 31, 2020
In an uncommon occasion in European politics, Phil Hogan has left his post as agriculture commissioner over the Golfgate scandal.
Aug. 27, 2020
The Agency for Payments in Agriculture has awarded its €8 million tender. Skeptical farmers are questioning the criteria used to make the decision and have said the final amount of €2.28 is too low.
Aug. 27, 2020
The usual influx of seasonal workers who come to harvest apples, grapes and olives in Italy has been interrupted. Travel restrictions related to Covid-19 has politicians and farmers worried that key crops will not be picked in time.
Aug. 25, 2020
In return for removing $111 million tariffs on lobster imports, the United States will eliminate $160 million in tariffs on a range of goods. Observers see this as the first step in de-escalating trade tensions that led to the imposition of a 25 percent tariff on some Spanish olive oils.