2016 Olive Harvest

Difficult Harvest in Italy Leads to Higher Prices

Italian olive oil production in 2016 will probably be half of last year's, yet producers acted in time to maintain high-quality as global prices trend upward.

Notes from Panisse: Early Harvest and ‘Fruite Noir’

New York olive oil merchant Steven Jenkins asks his friend in Provence about late harvest oils.
Special Report

Croatia’s Harvest Bests Pests

Croatia's ever-optimistic olive farmers held the 12th annual "Days of Young Olive Oil" festival in the Istrian town of Vodnjan to celebrate a bountiful harvest undeterred by pests plaguing the country's other regions.

‘Ebola of Olive Trees’ Arrives in Spain

A vicious bacterium that, according to experts, has the potential to devastate Europe's olive harvest has been spotted for the first time on the island of Mallorca during a routine check.
Olive Oil Times Special

Uncertainty Leads to Higher Prices in Spain

Skewed data and a killer disease have cast a sense of anxiety over the Spanish olive oil market. Production has decreased and olive oil prices are likely to spike.

A Disappointing Olive Harvest in France

French olive growers are expecting the 2016 harvest to be disappointing as a severe drought hit the country during the critical summer months.
Special Report

Sharp Rise in Olive Oil Prices Expected in Britain

Olive oil prices in Britain is expected to rise drastically as the world?s biggest olive oil producers are experiencing a severe decrease in their harvests.

Olive Harvest in France Threatened by Drought

A prolonged drought in the French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is threatening the olive harvest which has just begun in the region.