Tens of Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Madrid
Protestors called on the Spanish government and European Union to change how the industry is regulated, help producers cope with low prices and protect Spanish olive oil from U.S. tariffs.
Spain Reacts to U.S. Tariff on Olive Oil
The announcement of the U.S. tariffs comes as protestors head to Madrid to demand action on low olive oil prices. Government officials fear Andalusia, one of Spain's poorest regions, will be hit the hardest by the tariffs.
Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night
The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.
Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia
A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.