Argentina

Dec. 11, 2019

Argentine Producers Await Word on Export Policies As Harvest Nears

Producers in Argentina are expecting a better harvest this year as they look to a new government to spur more exports.

Sep. 9, 2019

Plans Stall for Buenos Aires 'Quality Stamp'

Researchers found that a regional mark to identify local olive oils would add value, but a lack of cooperation among producers has led to inaction.

Aug. 9, 2019

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

The trade deal will eliminate tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the world's largest bloc of olive oil consumers and producers.

Jul. 9, 2019

Olive Oil Producers in Argentina Hope to Follow Malbec's Lead

Improving quality is the best way to improve Argentina's international standing, said small and large-scale producers in a documentary video produced by Olive Oil Times that debuted today.

May. 29, 2019

Argentina Is Building Latin America's Largest Olive Oil Plant

The agricultural company Solfrut is renovating its existing olive oil production plant. The new one will have a state-of-the-art mill and see its storage capacity increase to 4,000 tons.

May. 20, 2019

Record Year for South Americans at NYIOOC

Brazil, Chile and Argentina all enjoyed unprecedented wins, smashing previous records for overall and Gold Awards received. Uruguay also managed to win one Best in Class.

May. 16, 2018

S. American Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Wins

Producers from four countries touted the success as proof of the high quality of South American extra virgin olive oil.

Jan. 30, 2018

Poor Olive Harvests in Europe Lead to Boom in Exports From Mendoza

Olive oil sales in Mendoza doubled this year, mostly to Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States, Mexico and Spain.

Nov. 21, 2017

Bi-Oceanic Corridor Would Boost Argentina's Exports

The Minister for Planning and Industry in La Rioja said that the provincial government had already been in talks with seven other provinces in both Argentina and Chile about making headway on the project.

Nov. 10, 2017

Heavy Rains Don't Dampen Enthusiasm of Argentina's Olive Oil Exporters

Recent floods have mostly spared Argentina's olive plantations as producers and exporters remain upbeat about the sector's potential.

Nov. 1, 2017

California Olive Ranch Looks Abroad

CEO Gregg Kelley called an alliance with producers in Argentina “an opportunity to bring a diverse portfolio to our customers while growing our network of farms and grower partners.”

Aug. 16, 2017

California Olive Ranch Joins with S. American Producers in New 'Americas Blend'

The leading American olive oil producer is sourcing oils from South America in its continuing pursuit of market share.

Jun. 16, 2017

Argentina's 'La Reconquista' Conquers New York

Cherished for its well-balanced, harmonious flavor, the olive oil from Argentina's Olivares La Reconquista earned the coveted Best in Class Award at this year's NYIOOC.

Jul. 26, 2011

Fifth Olivinus Olive Oil Competition Coming to Mendoza

This year's competition, which will be held the end of August at the Hotel Internacional in Mendoza, Argentina, will feature the participation of 21 countries and over 400 extra virgin olive oils.

Jul. 5, 2011

Argentina’s Yancanelo Gets New Bottling Line

Yancanelo, a major producer of extra virgin olive oil in Argentina’s Mendoza providence, has announced it will invest 500,000 pesos ($121,833) in a new bottling line at its plant in San Rafael.

Jun. 17, 2011

The Olive Merchant

Even in a city rife with nostalgia, where crumbling European-style haciendas offer constant reminders of its glory days, La Casa de Las Aceitunas is a dusty gem you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Apr. 17, 2011

Lack of Farm Workers in Argentina Weakens Vulnerable Olive Oil Industry

Cultivation in Cuyo is expected to grow 40 percent, but half of this green gold will never make it to store shelves. There are simply not enough workers to harvest the olives.

Apr. 3, 2011

Catamarca Unveils New Research Facility for Olive Oil Production

"Producers will gain access to technical assistance in the field and at the pilot plant with the aim of improving the quality of their products." - Flavio Fama, National University of Catamarca

Mar. 16, 2011

Argentina’s Olive Oil Industry Continues to Face Challenges

The situation has only gotten bleaker for Argentina’s flailing olive oil industry, which finds itself in a financial predicament driven by stagnant prices and rising production costs.

Mar. 1, 2011

An Olive Oil Immersion in Mendoza

Steps from Mendoza's Hotel Internacional, Verolio is a place to fall in love with fresh local olive oils, delicious Argentinian dishes and great wines.

Feb. 14, 2011

Argentina President Promises Aid for Troubled Olive Oil Industry

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has pledged federal government help to Argentina's battered olive oil industry following layoffs in the Catamarca region.

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