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European Union

Four-Year Project to Establish Foundation for Galician Olive Oil Sector

By 2021 Galicia expects to complete a four-year R&D project that seeks to establish solid foundations for a Galician olive oil industry based on indigenous olive varieties.

Puglia Mandates Pesticides In Fight Against Xylella, Sparking Protests

To combat the spread of the olive-killing Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, Italian agricultural officials are telling farmers to use pesticides to kill the disease's vectors, three spittlebugs, but this mandate has sparked protests and outrage.
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Chemical Authentication Process Can Verify Olive Oil Origins

A three-year research project from Italy's University of Salento has yielded a new chemical imaging process that could certify the origins of olive oil blends.

Spanish Olive Oil Prices Increase for First Time in Three Months

After a precipitous fall, olive oil prices have crept back up in Spain. However, producers are divided on whether this trend will continue.
Business

Unusual Weather Could Be Problematic for California Olive Crop

A warm winter followed by several spring cold snaps have led to fewer olive trees blooming in central California.

Award-Winning Miller Says Goodbye to Pacific Sun

Pablo Voitzuk leaves California's Pacific Sun Farms in the wake of the company's decision to shut down its olive oil production mill after seven successful years and a plethora of awards.
European Union

Thessaloniki Conference Examines New Strategies for Greek Table Olive Sector

A meeting on the Greek table olive industry offered new strategies for the sector and revealed a mostly unknown and resilient cultivar with unique qualities.

Spanish Agencies Renew Pact to Conquer Indian, UK Markets for Table Olives

As part of a far-reaching agro-economic plan, the Andalusian government renews its commitment to furthering the interests of its olive farmers in both established and emerging international markets.