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Rallies Planned to Protest Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Two agricultural advocacy groups have called on olive oil producers, olive growers and the public at large to protest low olive oil prices in the Andalusian capital.

Olive Oil Producers in Spain Call for Self-Regulation

Producers want to work with the entire sector to regulate the supply of olive oil on the market in order to minimize price fluctuations.
Special Report

Farmers in Spain Seek Stop to Duty-Free Imports from Morocco

COAG Andalucia raises concerns over Moroccan olive oil imports after the annulment of 2012 EU trade agreement.

Farmers’ Union in Jaén Calls for Official EU Production Estimates

The world’s top-producing olive region claims other countries’ lack of transparency harms Spanish producers.
Olive Oil Times Special

Catalan Competition Authority Considers Investigation Into Price Manipulation

Growers’ claims that abusive behavior in the olive oil sector is artificially driving down ex-mill prices may be investigated.

Spain’s Olive Oil Farmers Call for Probe Into Price Manipulation

The farmers union COAG wants Spain's competition watchdog to probe alleged price manipulation by olive oil distributors.
Special Report

Virgin Olive Oil Prices Hit Trigger Level for European Aid

The average price for virgin olive oil is now so low in Spain that the European Commission has no choice but to subsidize storage until the market improves, the Spanish government and olive oil producers said today.

Andalusian Minister Under Fire for Blaming Olive Oil Preservation, Not Fraud

Industry groups said María Jesús Montero's comments had created confusion and demonstrated a failure to take seriously the possibility olive oil fraud was the culprit behind a highly-publicized investigation.