Sep. 14, 2021
While many growers reported more rainfall and record harvests, others fared less well and worry about the future.
Sep. 1, 2021
Coldiretti estimates that wildfires cost the Italian agriculture sector at least €1 billion in damage. Olive growers blame climate change for longer, hotter and drier summers.
Aug. 24, 2021
While the damage to olive groves has yet to be fully assessed, some experts believe the fires will impact the 2021 harvest and prices.
Aug. 18, 2021
Australian producers expect to produce up to 21,000 tons of olive oil. Boundary Bend, the country’s largest producer, is leading the charge.
Aug. 18, 2021
Italia Olivicola warned that the hot and dry summer is already expected to have negative repercussions on the yield of the coming harvest.
Jul. 14, 2021
One agricultural expert estimates that olive oil production in the 2021/22 crop year could fall by more than 25 percent as a result of damage caused by the frost.
Jun. 15, 2021
While the country’s long-standing drought finally broke, pests, blackouts and Covid-19 restrictions resulted in a harvest of mixed results thus far.
Jun. 7, 2021
Estimates for the 2021 harvest see production falling or remaining steady. Producers say they are more concerned about exports and prices.
May. 24, 2021
Increasing production paired with rising vegetable oil prices is also expected to yield record exports and olive oil consumption levels.
May. 17, 2021
Chile is expected to produce roughly 20,000 tons of olive oil in 2021. Producers have renewed focus on quality to help their brands stand out.
Apr. 29, 2021
Growers and producers hopeful of a bumper harvest after last year’s “oil drought” are scrambling to find solutions for dire labor shortages due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.