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Droughts Threaten Olive Crops in Southern Europe

Farmers in Europe are concerned as continuing drought conditions and high temperatures throughout southern Europe are threatening crops like wheat, olives and almonds.

Oliva Lucia: A Tale of Love, Loss and Leccino in Istria

Behind Oliva Lucia is a story of resilience: how one woman overcame the challenges of life and nature to become the producer of an award-winning olive oil.
European Union

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

After lengthy negotiations, EU negotiators have agreed on new rules for EU organic products.

U.S. Probes Allegations of Spanish Olive Dumping

The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission are investigating whether Spanish olive companies are violating fair trade laws and receiving unfair subsidies.
European Union

New Clashes in Puglia As 42 Olive Trees Are Moved for Pipeline

Contractors are preparing to uproot another 1,800 olive trees along a five-mile route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Up to 10,000 olive trees could be moved to enable construction of the entire $4.5-billion project.

Olive Council Optimistic Following U.S. Meetings

Representatives from the International Olive Council met with U.S. producers, businesses and administration officials about industry standards and a promotional campaign.
Education

Wildfire Destroys Grove in Turkey

In an ironic twist of fate, Turkey's olive trees had just been saved from proposed changes to the country's “olive law” when they went up in flames.

Xylella Fastidiosa Threatens Andalusia

A deadly, fast-spreading bacteria that poses a lethal threat to olive trees has been detected on the Spanish mainland for the first time -- putting half of the world's olive oil supply at risk.