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.

As California Grapples with Water Shortage, Olive Oil Producers See an ‘Up Year’

Despite a wrenching drought and a widening debate over California's water supply, forecasts for the 2015 olive harvest are surprisingly upbeat.
Special Report

Drought Rages On in California

While golf courses and cemetery lawns go brown and cars get dirty, no cutbacks were imposed on the huge agriculture industry.

‘Diffuser’ System Irrigates Tunisian Olive Trees from the Bottom Up

An innovative water-saving irrigation system developed in Tunisia is providing a viable solution to drought situations experienced by olive producers.
Olive Oil Times Special

California’s ‘Rainpocalypse’ Good News for State’s Olive Oil Producers

From one extreme to the other, California farmers are hoping a "biblical rain" will bring relief from this year's historic drought.

Drought Threatens Consumer Olive Oil Prices in the U.S. and Abroad

Severe drought in California and Spain will reduce production and drive up prices, according to industry analysts.
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Greeks Seek Aid for Olive Crop ‘Disaster’

Unfavorable weather continues has taken its toll on Greece's olive crops, leaving many farmers with little or no production.

Latest Data on Weak Spanish Harvest

Spain dribbled out less than 49,000 tons of olive oil in February, about a third of its production last year.