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Jul. 5, 2011

Argentina’s Yancanelo Gets New Bottling Line

Yancanelo, a major producer of extra virgin olive oil in Argentina’s Mendoza providence, has announced it will invest 500,000 pesos ($121,833) in a new bottling line at its plant in San Rafael.

Apr. 3, 2011

Catamarca Unveils New Research Facility for Olive Oil Production

"Producers will gain access to technical assistance in the field and at the pilot plant with the aim of improving the quality of their products." - Flavio Fama, National University of Catamarca

Mar. 16, 2011

Argentina’s Olive Oil Industry Continues to Face Challenges

The situation has only gotten bleaker for Argentina’s flailing olive oil industry, which finds itself in a financial predicament driven by stagnant prices and rising production costs.

Oct. 27, 2010

Olisur's Alfonso Swett: Chile will be a 'Major Olive Oil Player'

In only its fifth year Olisur produced 1.8 million liters of olive oil on its Chilean estate, mostly for North Americans. "We must produce for other countries, and they request sustainability."

Oct. 26, 2010

Recipe Contest in Brazil Promotes Spanish Olive Oil

The campaign to promote Spanish olive oil throughout Brazil is seen as a key strategic move to woo the consumer base of a country yet to be dominated by a single olive oil provider.

Oct. 10, 2010

Tamaulipas Province in Mexico Plans First Olive Oil Processing Facility

Most of the olive oil from the new plant will be exported to the United States where the Mexican government has established contacts with distributors eager to trade.

Oct. 8, 2010

Producers in Peru Concerned About Subsidized Olive Oil Imports

Peru's olive oil imports have grown from 8,000 to 29,000 liters in just two years and could lead to the closure of new processing plants according to local producers.

Sep. 29, 2010

Spain's Bogaris Seeks Olive Groves in the U.S. and Chile

The diversified group of real estate, energy and agribusiness companies with headquarters in Seville, Spain predicts new acquisitions of olive plantations in Chile and the U.S. by 2012.

Sep. 21, 2010

Argentina Proposes Wine Sector Control of Olive Oil Market

Argentinean farmers, businessmen and olive agency representatives have come out in force against a draft bill that proposes to give control of the olive market to Argentina’s wine regulator.

Sep. 8, 2010

Aid for Andalusian Olive Farmers Battling Fruit Fly

One of the olive grove’s worst enemies, the insect could cause millions of euros of losses if not combated before the next harvest, which begins in December.

Aug. 24, 2010

Uruguay Inaugurates Breakthrough Lab for Olive Oil Evaluation

To ensure Uruguayan olive oil meets IOC criteria, the project will also fund a tasting panel accustomed to the sensory qualities necessary for international certification.

Aug. 18, 2010

Severe Winter Damages San Juan Olive Plantations

The cold weather in San Juan, Argentina over the past weeks is similar to 2007 when nearly 70 percent of the province's olive groves were lost due to the drop in temperature.

Aug. 13, 2010

Argentina Advises Bolivia on Olive Oil Production

"We wanted to create cooperative ties with our sister republic Bolivia because we felt that we had accumulated experience that we could share." Jorge Ortiz

Jul. 28, 2010

Workshops in Chile Seek to Improve Olive Oil Production

The program will seek solutions for current problems facing the Chilean olive oil sector such as low levels of production and poor handling of the pruning process.

Jul. 21, 2010

Investing in the Future of Olive Oil in Argentina

“I have joined the many dreamers from diverse geographical locations who believe in the potential for agribusiness in Argentina and in our ability to achieve it.” Luis Feld

Jul. 15, 2010

Chilean Group Angelini Invests 3 Million Euros in Olive Oil Mill

In Chile, Angelini is going to invest more than 3 Million Euros in the construction of what will become one of the country’s most prominent olive oil mills.

Jul. 14, 2010

Argentina Olive Oil Restrictions Threaten EU-Mercosur Deal

Negotiations seeking a free trade agreement are in danger because of supposed Argentinean restrictions against the entrance of European olive oil imports.

Jul. 5, 2010

Industry Up-And-Comer Argentina to Host Olive Oil Forum

Industry leaders are eager to tap into the budding Argentinean market which is set to become a respected producer of quality olive oil.