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Oct. 20, 2020

Harvest in Full Swing at Italy's Award-Winning Farms

Expectations are high among Italy's top-rated producers as their farms and mills run at full tilt.

Oct. 15, 2020

Despite Drop in Production and Exports, Moroccan Producers Remain Optimistic

Moroccan olive oil production is expected to exceed that of Tunisia, Turkey and Portugal.

Oct. 14, 2020

Challenges Await Growers As Mediterranean Basin Becomes Hotter and Drier

Erratic and unseasonable rainfalls will face olive growers in Italy, while farmers in Andalusia may no longer receive adequate chill hours as winter temperatures rise.

Sep. 21, 2020

Some Signs Suggest Better Outlook for Greek Farmers

Lower yield predictions in Spain and Italy open new hopes for Greek olive growers as harvesting begins.

Sep. 21, 2020

Climate Change Transforming Europe's Agriculture, Report Finds

Crops like apricots and nectarines typical in the south are beginning to appear in northern regions, while in Mediterranean regions, tropical weather is hitting vineyards and olive groves.

Sep. 16, 2020

Climate and COVID Worry Farmers Preparing for Harvest

An Olive Oil Times survey reveals a season of growing uncertainties and challenges for olive oil producers.

Sep. 14, 2020

Bad Weather Ahead of Harvest Dampens Spirits of Italy's Olive Oil Producers

Extreme weather events – ranging from hail storms to flash flooding – have impacted olive growers across Italy. For many farmers, hopes of a promising harvest have washed away.

Sep. 8, 2020

Authorities Investigate New Olive Tree Pathogen in Northeast Italy

The Venetian regional government has teamed up with farmers and researchers to find the cause of an ongoing outbreak

Aug. 31, 2020

Mounting Concerns in Greece as Harvest Nears

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and persistently low olive oil prices remain the biggest worries for producers.

Aug. 21, 2020

Spain's Farmers Welcome Low Harvest Forecasts

An official for one of Spain’s main agricultural unions argues that steadily rising global consumption paired with a decrease in production may lead to more demand for Spanish olive oil and cause prices to rise.

Aug. 17, 2020

Researchers Test New Olive Varieties to Improve Sustainability

A team in Andalusia is testing a hedge cultivation system that could be more profitable for growers and sustainable for the environment.

Aug. 10, 2020

Seeing the Olive Tree as a Living Being

Beware the mistakes in growing strategies when the olive tree is treated as a machine.

Jul. 29, 2020

Applying Crushed Rock to Croplands Reduces Atmospheric CO2, Study Finds

Up to two billion tons of CO2 could be absorbed each year by adding crushed rocks to farmlands. The technique could be employed by countries to help them meet their climate targets.

Jul. 20, 2020

Jaén Launches Initiative to Increase Sustainability, Profitability

Through the Seralma Verde project, Jaén's provincial government will advise and support producers seeking to transform olive oil waste products.

Jul. 6, 2020

France’s Harvest Yield Lower Than Expected

Producers harvested about 2,500 fewer tons of olive oil than expected. A combination of growers entering an off-year and poor weather conditions were blamed for the significant drop in production.

Jun. 29, 2020

Production Declines Again in Argentina

While some producers simply entered an off-year in 2020, others had trouble finding workers to harvest their olives. Low global olive oil prices have also made production less profitable for all in the sector.

Jun. 24, 2020

Spain Bets on Biorefineries to Find New Revenue for Small Producers

Olive oil producers and researchers are working to bring biorefineries to rural producers in Andalusia. The goal is to supplement revenues while making mills more sustainable.

Jun. 23, 2020

Hot Weather Reduced Olive Oil Quality and Yield in Small Study

Science may provide the answer to the consequences of global warming on olive trees to find cultivars with built-in tolerance to temperature extremes.

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