Production

Jun. 12, 2024

How Resilience and Passion Drive a Boutique California Producer

In less than four years, the couple behind Chateau de Luz has overcome climate extremes, pests and labor challenges to craft world-class extra virgin olive oil.

Jun. 12, 2024

Proposal Would Ban Solar Panel Installation on Italy's Farmlands

Exemptions for agri-voltaic systems would still allow research and development of projects in olive groves to continue.

Jun. 10, 2024

Kern County Producer Reflects on The California Olive Oil Industry

Stefanie Wickensheimer explains how Rio Bravo Ranch crafts high-quality extra virgin olive oil in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

Jun. 10, 2024

Farmers in Greece Witness the Impacts of Climate Change After Historically Low Harvest

Farmers and millers throughout Greece have reported that climate change is making it increasingly difficult to produce award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Jun. 10, 2024

French Producers Celebrate Award-Winning Finish to Bumper Harvest

While France produced 5,500 tons of olive oil in the 2023/24 crop year, farmers and millers in France earned 14 awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 3, 2024

Croatian Producers Share Secrets Behind Their Award-Winning Success

The small southeastern European country produced just 3,500 tons of olive oil in the 2023/24 crop year but earned 80 awards from 97 entries at the World Competition.

May. 23, 2024

Olives with Higher Phenol Content More Resistant to Anthracnose

Researchers found that olive varieties that maintained high concentrations of certain phenolic compounds during ripening were less likely to develop anthracnose.

May. 16, 2024

A Silver Lining for Some Moroccan Producers After Poor Harvest

Olive oil production recovered from the lows of the previous harvest, but remained significantly below the five-year average. Still, some producers celebrated award-winning quality.

May. 16, 2024

U.S. Olive Oil Producers Achieve Record-Breaking Success at World Competition

Olive oil producers from five states combined to earn 95 awards, exceeding the previous record of 94 set in 2022.

May. 14, 2024

Northern Hemisphere's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils Revealed

Farmers, millers and bottlers overcame another unprecedented year of climatic and economic challenges to earn 584 awards at the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 14, 2024

Innovation and Sustainability Yield Winning Results for GangaLupo

Teamwork, the responsible use of resources and innovation underpin the success of the Apulian Coratina monovarietal.

May. 13, 2024

Turkish Producers Achieve Exceptional Results with Native Olive Varieties

Farmers and millers across Turkey overcame extreme weather conditions and a significant decline in yield to win 28 awards at the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 13, 2024

Italian Producers Reveal Their Winning Strategies

Italian farmers and millers combined to earn 147 awards at the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, more than any other country.

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Apr. 16, 2024

Olive Oil Production Becomes Increasingly Viable in Oman

The oil-rich Gulf country planted its first commercial olive trees about ten years ago, which are now bearing fruit and yielding returns for farmers.

Apr. 16, 2024

Award-Winning Catalan Producer Bets on Growing Demand for Arbequina

Two heat-hampered harvests have not deterred the producers behind Gaudea, who are betting that demand for Arbequina extra virgin olive oil will keep growing.

Apr. 12, 2024

Global Production May Exceed Expectations, but Not Enough to Move Prices

Analysts predict climate change will result in new price dynamics, with high-quality extra virgin olive oil and other market segments behaving differently.

Apr. 12, 2024

Olive Growing Starting to Take Root in Central Europe

As climate change makes Central European winters milder and drier, farmers in Austria and northeastern Croatia are beginning to plant olives.

Apr. 9, 2024

Tunisian Ag Minister Urges Sector to Take Advantage of Bumper Harvest

Olive oil production rebounded in the 2023/24 crop year. Abdelmonem Belati believes the sector must work together to export extra virgin olive oil quickly.

Apr. 9, 2024

Legacy Meets Innovation at Tuscany’s Azienda Pometti

The latest generation of farmers at the 600-year-old Azienda Pometti is using state-of-the-art methods to produce award-winning, sustainable olive oil.

Apr. 9, 2024

Slovenian Producers Celebrate Award-Winning Finish to Challenging Harvest

While Slovenia's production fell 20 percent below average, two producers overcame inclement weather and pests to produce award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Apr. 1, 2024

Olive Lace Bug Adds to Harvest Woes for Australian Farmers

Wet summers and mild winters have allowed the Australian lace bug to spread from its usual host plants to olive trees across the island.

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