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Jul. 16, 2020

Tariff Threats, Covid Aftermath Hang Over Spain's Table Olive Harvest

Table olive producers are expecting a slightly better harvest this year than they had in 2019. In spite of this, uncertainty over the future of the sector remains.

Jul. 6, 2020

As Covid Cases Drop in Spain, Plans to Protest Ramp Back Up

Olive growers and oil producers are resuming their public campaigns calling for more support for a sector in turmoil.

May. 27, 2020

Experts Warn of Severe Olive Moth Attack in Jaén

Experts in the fields in the Spanish region have detect a never-seen-before presence of the olive moth.

May. 27, 2020

Agriculture Minister's Plea Bespeaks Turmoil in Spain's Olive Oil Sector

Distress on the international market, the COVID-19 aftermath and U.S. tariffs on imports stir the world's largest olive oil producer.

Jan. 31, 2020

Olive Oil Producers and Farmers Across Spain Demand 'Measures of Support'

Farmers across Spain, organized by the main cooperatives and associations, are protesting for better prices and government measures to help ease the burden of increasing production costs.

Jun. 18, 2019

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.

Sep. 19, 2011

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.

Aug. 14, 2011

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.

Aug. 11, 2011

Andalusian Olive Oil Producers Facing Fourth Straight Year of Losses

Andalusia's olive oil producers are facing their fourth consecutive year in the red having already accumulated a loss of 600 million euros ($851 million) this season.

May. 27, 2011

Commissioner's Answer Still "No" to Aid for Private Olive Oil Storage

Despite receiving a petition with 50,000 supporting signatures from Spain alone, the European Commission today stood firm on its rejection of calls for the introduction of private storage aid for olive oil.

Apr. 4, 2011

Andalusia Conference on the Future of Traditional Olive Oil Production

Representatives from Spain’s Ministry of Rural and Marine Environment (MARM) met in Jaén this week to discuss the many challenges facing the country’s traditional olive oil industry.

Mar. 18, 2011

Commissioner Says He Will Analyze Spain's Call for Private Storage Aid

European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş said he would closely examine Spain's case but reiterated he saw no proof of a "serious market disturbance" requiring bulk storage payments.

Feb. 23, 2011

European Commission Rejects Private Storage of Olive Oil

The European Commission says the bargaining clout of large-scale distributors is at the root of Spain's olive oil price plunge — not a market disturbance.