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No Consensus on This Year’s Production in Greece

Estimates of this year’s olive oil production by key stakeholders offer contrasting pictures of the quantities of extra virgin olive oil that may be available on the Greek market for this season.

14 Greek Olive Varieties to Be State Certified

Greek Nurseries are watching developments that could satisfy their long-standing demand for certified propagating material.
Business

Argentina Is Building Latin America’s Largest Olive Oil Plant

The agricultural company Solfrut is renovating its existing olive oil production plant. The new one will have a state-of-the-art mill and see its storage capacity increase to 4,000 tons.

Italian Production Reaches Record Low

Final figures on Italian olive oil production for the 2018-19 season were released by the Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market.
Africa and The Middle East

Charges Dropped Against Scientists in Lecce Xylella Case

Researchers and officials who were charged in 2015 have been acquitted but are still blamed for omissions and mismanagement. Part of the investigation will be continued by prosecutors in Bari.

Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean

Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.
Business

150,000 Liters of Fraudulent Oil Seized by Europol

The criminal organization responsible for the olive oil fraudsters pocketed nearly $9 million annually from their illicit activity.

Oregon Project Aims to Promote Olive Oil Sector

Local growers and researchers from Oregon State University are teaming up to solve some of the biggest problems facing the state's fledgling sector.