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Canary Islands Seek to Strengthen Emerging Olive Oil Industry

The consolidation of the olive oil industry in the Canary Islands is moving at a fast pace. The number of olive trees being cultivated has grown quickly as has olive oil production.

Jaencoop to Become Second Largest Olive Oil Producer After Merger

Jaencoop and Olivar de Segura have agreed to merge. The two cooperatives both bring different strengths to the new producer.
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Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish Olives

The E.U. has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, but the short-staffed trade entity faces a massive backlog. Spanish olive producers face an uncertain future with a December 2019 deadline looming.

Greek Producers Report Poor Harvest for Quantity, Quality

After a bad harvest, olive farmers and oil producers may not be able to receive compensation. However, small producers have a chance to shine in a depleted field of competitors.
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Spanish Senators Demand Investigation of Turkish Imports

The search is on to determine whether stolen Syrian olive oil has been imported into Spain under the guise of 'Made in Turkey.' A criminal investigation could be coming.

Italian Olive Oil Production Falls to Record Lows

The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market said 185,000 tons produced. A raft of climatic and phytosanitary problems are to blame.
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Olive Farming Around the ‘Navel of the World’

After years of decline and neglect, olive farming and oil production are making a comeback in the historic Greek region.

Olive Oil Consumption Falling Among Spain’s Youth

A new report released by a Spanish university indicated that a number of factors are contributing to the decrease in local consumption and predicted that it may not recover.