Award-Winning Olive Oil Producer Thinks Weed Control Is for the Birds

A young Spanish olive oil producer has decided to try using geese as weeders in his family´s olive groves. By doing so he not only hopes to keep down undergrowth, he also strives to promote the survival of an endangered Spanish goose.

Spain Surpasses Italy as Top Olive Oil Exporter to U.S.

After a lot of hard work, Spanish olive oil exports to the United States have surpassed Italian exports for the first semester. But it's too soon to call it an ongoing trend.
Special Report

Ongoing Battle Over Refillable Bottles in Spain

Efforts continue to ensure that restaurants, hotels and caterers are in compliance with the Spanish Royal Decree that prohibits refilling olive oil bottles. This summer a council in Jaen and a farmers association have taken new measures.

Supermarkets in Spain Accused of Pricing Olive Oil Lower Than Cost

Supermarket chains are repeatedly reported for infringing the law by reducing prices lower than cost, while olive oil producers are losing a lot more than their patience.
Olive Oil Times Special

The Last Charcoal Man of Seville

Years ago, Spanish cities had a store in every neighborhood. José Luis Aguilar is the last charcoal merchant in Seville.

Fire Devastates Ybarra’s Seville Facility

Almost half of the Seville based Ybarra factory was destroyed in a blaze that broke out Saturday afternoon. The company vowed to rebuild as soon as possible.
Special Report

Spain’s Civil Guard Seizes 120 Tons of Fake Olive Oil

Farmers alerted police that some companies may have been manipulating olive oil with biodiesel, with the intention to distribute it on the market as olive oil.

Viva España! Spain Brings Home 78 Awards

Spain received 78 awards at the NYIOOC this year, up from 73 in 2015. There was a strong energy of solidarity among attendees that demonstrated that Spain is united to deliver high quality oil to consumers.