2014 olive harvest

Oct. 30, 2015

Spain's 2014-2015 Production Off by Half

The Spanish government announced total production of 841,700 tons for the 2014-2015 season, down 53 percent from the year before.

Oct. 28, 2015

Spanish Olive Oil Sales Slip Amid Higher Prices

The 2014-2015 campaign saw only a modest decline in sales of Spanish olive oil during a year of challenges.

Aug. 5, 2015

Will the 2015 Olive Harvest Be a Good One?

It’s still early, but there is much speculation and anticipation about the upcoming olive harvest and its consequences for producers and consumers alike.

Aug. 5, 2015

World Olive Oil Shortage Leads to Higher Prices

Increased yields in Greece and Tunisia were not enough to compensate for the shortages in Italy and Spain.

Aug. 3, 2015

2014 Production Woes Extend to France

While not at the scale of neighboring Italy and Spain, France shared the pain of the infamous 2014 harvest.

Jul. 10, 2015

Tunisian Olive Oil Exports Reach Record High

Record yields and huge demand from Italy and Spain launched Tunisian exports to new heights.

Jan. 12, 2015

Turkey’s Olive Oil Exports Fall by Half

Producers are holding on to their stocks with expectations that prices will rise following the poor harvests in Italy and Spain.

Dec. 15, 2014

After the Olive Fruit Fly and Bacterial Blight, the Dreaded Starling

There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.

Dec. 11, 2014

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.

Dec. 11, 2014

Turkey Fears Backlash in Local and Foreign Markets with Higher Prices

Producers worry that higher prices might cause local consumers and buyers in foreign markets to stay away from Turkish olive oil.

Dec. 8, 2014

Olive Oil Prices Soar, Consumption Slides in Latest Report

The International Olive Council (IOC) reported an expected 38 percent drop in olive oil production and sharply higher prices for extra virgin olive oil.

Dec. 8, 2014

Apulia Asks Italian Government for Help with Olive Tree Epidemic

The president of Apulia sent a letter to the Italian Prime Minister for an urgent meeting over the year-long Xylella fastidiosa epidemic.

Dec. 5, 2014

Bucking the Trend: Why Olive Oil Prices in Greece are Falling

The latest reports on pricing for bulk sales of extra virgin olive oil in Greece show a steep decline as olive oil prices surge elsewhere. How can it be?

Sep. 8, 2014

Morocco, Argentina Seek to Increase Olive Production

Plans are underway in both Morocco and Argentina to increase the output of olives and olive oil.

Sep. 4, 2014

Italy Unveils Plan to Battle Olive Tree Killer

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has promised to increase monitoring, research, and funding to better understand Xylella Fastidiosa.

Aug. 25, 2014

Blight Continues to Threaten Olive Crops in Italy

Widespread bacterial infection has already destroyed thousands of olive trees across Italy’s Puglia region.

Aug. 21, 2014

Drought Just a Bump in the Road for California Olive Oil

Despite the long-lasting drought, domestic production is increasing as Americans become more educated about local olive oils.

Jul. 25, 2014

New Strain of Plant Germ Killing Ancient Olive Trees in Italy

A new strain of lethal plant germ Xylella fastidiosa combined with fungi and an insect are blamed for the disease destroying century-old olive groves in Italy.

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