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Judging Concludes at World Olive Oil Competition

The results will be revealed tomorrow night, May 10, during a press conference that will draw 200 olive oil producers, retailers, distributors, food industry professionals and press.

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.
Africa and The Middle East

Judging Underway at World Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o’clock (EDT) the first samples were distributed to 18 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

Olive Oil Production in Spain Sets Record

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food reported that olive oil production in Spain reached 1.77 million tons through March of the 2018/19 campaign, an increase of 43 percent compared with the same period in the previous campaign.
Business

Texas Governor Signs Olive Oil Advisory Board Bill Into Law

The creation of the advisory board will make it easier for olive growers and oil producers to apply for specific grants and implement quality standards.

U.S. Trade Rep. to Hold Public Hearing on Olive Oil Tariffs

Among those giving testimony at the hearing will be the executive director of the North American Olive Oil Association, which is also circulating a petition to get olive oil removed from the list.
European Union

UNESCO Board Endorses ‘World Olive Tree Day’

Following a proposal by Lebanon and Tunisia, UNESCO's executive board has recommended support for "all efforts leading to the proclamation of the World Olive Tree Day"

EU Olive Oil Exports to Reach Record Levels

The European Commission predicts that high worldwide demand combined with decreased production in non-E.U. countries will result in record E.U. exports for 2018/2019.