2017 Olive Harvest

After Wildfires, California Producers Find Inspiration in Harvest

California olive growers discuss this year's expected yields, as well as the challenges and rewards of their work.

Croatians Celebrate a ‘High Quality’ Olive Harvest

Olive oil producers in Croatia are happy with their new batch of freshly-pressed oil and report that despite lower yields, oil quality is even better than last year.
Special Report

In Western Greece, Hail Punches Olives to the Ground Just Before Harvest

Stormy weather in western parts of Greece pummeled olive trees at the worst possible moment.

Drought Unlikely to Affect Yield, Say Some Greek Producers

Dry conditions over the last six months in Greece have created anxiety in the olive oil industry over yield this season. Producers are reporting, however, that their production might be better than expected.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Oil Times Readers Share Harvest Images

The photos illustrate the hard work and the joy each harvest brings to olive farmers in the Northern Hemisphere this time of year.

World Olive Oil Production Figures for 2017 Show Mixed Results

The current season looks mediocre after heat waves and droughts affected some areas over the summer.
Special Report

High Quality, Lower Yields Predicted as Harvest Gets Underway in Italy

We asked farmers how the harvest looks so far and what it holds for the current season. Chances are the quantity will be far below average but slightly better than last season, yet the quality will be high.

Droughts Threaten Olive Crops in Southern Europe

Farmers in Europe are concerned as continuing drought conditions and high temperatures throughout southern Europe are threatening crops like wheat, olives and almonds.