Production

Sep. 17, 2021

Rehabilitating Olive Trees in Aragón to Stem Spain’s Rural Exodus

Apadrina un Oliva has put the area’s abandoned olive trees up for adoption. The result has handed a lifeline to the town and its residents.

Sep. 14, 2021

Catalonian Farmers Seek More Aid to Recover from Filomena

A local farmers’ association said that the original damage estimates were calculated prematurely and additional losses have accrued.

Sep. 14, 2021

After Slow Start, South African Producers Celebrate Record Harvest

While many growers reported more rainfall and record harvests, others fared less well and worry about the future.

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Sep. 1, 2021

Italian Olive Growers Suffer Through Long Summer of Drought, Wildfires

Coldiretti estimates that wildfires cost the Italian agriculture sector at least €1 billion in damage. Olive growers blame climate change for longer, hotter and drier summers.

Aug. 23, 2021

Researchers Find Ways to Reduce Acrylamide in Table Olives

The concentration of the compound, which is carcinogenic, can be impacted by the maturation stage, length of storage period and type of washing treatment.

Aug. 18, 2021

After Years of Drought and Covid, Australians Celebrate Record-Breaking Harvest

Australian producers expect to produce up to 21,000 tons of olive oil. Boundary Bend, the country’s largest producer, is leading the charge.

Aug. 9, 2021

Rapid Test Developed to Check the Quality and Authenticity of Olive Oil

Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers were able to identify the individual compounds in olive oil samples and determine their provenance.

Aug. 7, 2021

Drought Likely to Cause Production Decrease in Spain, Leading Cooperative Predicts

Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias said that the news is not all bad, with olive oil exports buoyed by increased demand from the United States.

Aug. 5, 2021

California’s Olive Oil Producers Face Uncertain Future as Historic Drought Continues

While some farmers remain optimistic that research and preparation will yield a fruitful future, others worry about the diminishing prospects of surface irrigation.

Aug. 4, 2021

Greece Requests Aid for Expected Drop in Olive Oil and Table Olive Production

Some olive-producing regions in Greece are expecting yields to fall by 70 to 90 percent after a year of erratic weather conditions.

Aug. 4, 2021

Plant-Derived Treatment Against Asian Bug Shows Promise for Olive Growers

A blend of 11 odorant compounds produced naturally by sunflowers was found to attract female brown marmorated stink bugs. The concoction could be used in traps.

Aug. 4, 2021

Small Farmers and Producers in Italy Organize to Promote Artisanal Oils

The Italian Federation of Independent Olive Growers seeks to promote the culture of small and medium-sized growers and native olive varieties.

Aug. 4, 2021

Family Behind Organic Roots Adapts as California Drought Refuses to Break

The Polit family started out as rice farmers, but the state’s decades-long drought caused them to begin growing olives, which they continue to transform into award-winning oils.

Jun. 1, 2021

Italian Producers Achieve Record Success at World Competition

Despite the historic challenges of 2020, producers from across Italy turned out in record numbers and reaped a record number of the industry's most prestigious awards.

Jun. 1, 2021

The Farmer Behind the Dramatic Rise of Dalmatian Olive Oils on the World Stage

Tomislav Duvnjak organized local producers to help them enter the NYIOOC. The result was a record haul for the coastal Croatian region.

May. 28, 2021

Boundary Bend Plants California’s Second Largest Medium-Density Grove

Officials from the company said the medium-density groves provide them with the flexibility to select the best olive variety for each growing condition.

May. 26, 2021

Passion and Inspiration Drive Success at Marina Colonna’s Farm

At her farm in Molise, Marina Colonna's search for quality is driven by a strong passion and forward-thinking attitude.

May. 26, 2021

Olive Center to Host Webinar on Modern Table Olive Production

The free webinar will take place on June 23 and cover siting, orchard establishment and management.

May. 25, 2021

At Rastrello, Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil Promotes the Beauty of Umbria

The Wassmann family recently earned a second Gold Award at the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, cementing their position as high-quality olive oil producers.

May. 24, 2021

Global Olive Oil Production Will Hit Four-Year High, USDA Estimates

Increasing production paired with rising vegetable oil prices is also expected to yield record exports and olive oil consumption levels.

May. 17, 2021

Chilean Producers Manage a Hard Year to a Promising Harvest

Chile is expected to produce roughly 20,000 tons of olive oil in 2021. Producers have renewed focus on quality to help their brands stand out.

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