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Oct. 23, 2023

Rising Prices, New Technology Attract Private Equity Interest in Olive Oil

Analysts are eyeing promising financial returns in the olive oil market, particularly in Spain and Portugal.

Oct. 23, 2023

Europe Approves PDO for Memecik from Aydın, Turkey

Aydın Memecik is set to become the country's third Protected Designation of Origin for olive oil.

Oct. 23, 2023

Australians Overcome Cold, Wet Harvest to Win in New York

Producers in Australia earned fifteen awards at the 2023 NYIOOC after a chilly, damp harvest reduced their yield.

Oct. 11, 2023

Small-Scale, Regenerative Farming Drives Quality for Maraviglia in Tuscany

Since 2019, the producer behind Agricola Maraviglia has found a symbiotic balance between nurturing the landscape and producing award-winning olive oil.

Oct. 11, 2023

Olive Growers in Madrid Benefit from CAP Funds

Officials in Madrid have released €8.5 million from the Common Agricultural Policy to promote traditional landscapes and biodiversity in the capital region.

Oct. 11, 2023

Olive Farmers Find Creative Ways to Beat Labor Shortages as Harvest Begins

A teacher in Italy allows students to miss class to help with the harvest. A Croatian man's one-year prison sentence was delayed to let him harvest the family grove.

Oct. 11, 2023

Expansion of Organic Olive Groves Slows in Spain

Organic land cultivation in Spain increased by 1.5 percent in 2022. Some organic olive groves were abandoned due to poor harvests and lower profit margins.

Oct. 11, 2023

Morocco Bans Olive Oil Exports in Bid to Control Rising Prices

Officials say the ban will stem olive oil price increases in the country. It won't help elsewhere.

Oct. 11, 2023

How Air Pollution Affects Olive Oil Quality in California

Producers and researchers weigh in on the impact of wildfire smoke and air pollution on the local olive oil industry.

Oct. 3, 2023

Tunisian Producers Anticipate Production Rebound Despite Heat, Drought

Officials estimate olive oil production will be 200,000 to 220,000 tons as the harvest gets underway in Tunisia.


Oct. 3, 2023

Olive Oil Production Seen as Path to Revitalization in Tunisia's Gafsa Region

Phosphate production dominates the local economy, but the local population has not seen the benefits. Expansion of olive growing and oil production may provide a solution.

Oct. 3, 2023

Why Olive Oil Prices Are Higher in Spain

A combination of retail purchase schedules, consumer habits and tax rates explain why extra virgin olive oil costs more in Spain than in France, Italy or Portugal.

Oct. 3, 2023

Optimism in Italy as Olive Harvest Gets Underway

While producers in southern Italy expect bumper crops, the fortunes of farmers in central and northern Italy are less certain.

Oct. 3, 2023

California Olive Farmers Turn to Birds for Natural Pest Control

Olive farmers are boosting bird populations and biodiversity by creating and preserving bird-friendly habitats to help control pests.

Sep. 28, 2023

Olive Oil Production Expected to Fall Below 1M Tons in Spain

Anticipation of a second-consecutive poor harvest in the world’s largest olive oil producer means prices are likely to keep rising.

Sep. 28, 2023

Precise Irrigation Key to Long-Term Productivity

A drought-resistant crop, olives still need adequate watering. Researchers are optimizing irrigation to improve yield and quality.

Sep. 28, 2023

Regenerative Ag Practices Improve Profitability of Steep-Slope Olive Farms

After finding that soil health improved in abandoned steep-slope olive groves, researchers determined organic and regenerative farming could yield similar results.

Sep. 26, 2023

The Story Behind Starbucks Oleato

Starbucks shocked the world by putting olive oil in its coffees. Tommaso Asaro says it's just the beginning.