Nov. 5, 2020
Spain is expected to produce 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season. Slowing sales in the hospitality sector and a dry summer and spring have some producers concerned.
Oct. 27, 2020
Consumption is projected to reach 3.14 million tons while production slips in the 2020 campaign, finally reversing the downward price trends.
Oct. 27, 2020
Early seasonal prices have reached €3.80 per kilo while the lack of foreign workers has prevented some harvesting activities in Greece.
Oct. 20, 2020
Expectations are high among Italy's top-rated producers as their farms and mills run at full tilt.
Oct. 1, 2020
Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.
Sep. 23, 2020
As the harvest gets underway in Sicily, three of Italy’s main agricultural organizations estimate this year’s olive oil harvest will be earlier and smaller than last year.
Sep. 21, 2020
Lower yield predictions in Spain and Italy open new hopes for Greek olive growers as harvesting begins.
Sep. 16, 2020
An Olive Oil Times survey reveals a season of growing uncertainties and challenges for olive oil producers.
Sep. 14, 2020
Extreme weather events – ranging from hail storms to flash flooding – have impacted olive growers across Italy. For many farmers, hopes of a promising harvest have washed away.
Aug. 27, 2020
The usual influx of seasonal workers who come to harvest apples, grapes and olives in Italy has been interrupted. Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 has politicians and farmers worried that key crops will not be picked in time.
Apr. 1, 2020
Over the past two decades, olive oil production in southern Brazil has gone from one man's dream to a small but booming industry. As the 2020 harvest gets underway, producers in Rio Grande do Sul prepare for another trailblazing year.
Mar. 31, 2020
While much of the world grinds to a halt in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, olive growers in Australia are getting ready to harvest.