Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Oct. 10, 2019

Tens of Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Madrid

Protestors called on the Spanish government and European Union to change how the industry is regulated, help producers cope with low prices and protect Spanish olive oil from U.S. tariffs.

Jun. 17, 2019

Spain Seeks Self-Regulation for Olive Oil Sector

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has asked the European Union whether its olive oil sector can self-regulate. Advocates hope the measure will stabilize olive oil prices.

Oct. 18, 2017

EU Report Predicts 45-Percent Increase in Olive Oil Exports by 2026

The report outlines the current state of the European Union's olive and olive oil sector and examines challenges and future prospects.

Dec. 7, 2015

Harvest Will Not Recoup Low Stocks in Spain

A report by the USDA Global Agricultural Information Network estimates that production in Spain this season will not make up for the depleted stores.

Nov. 11, 2013

EU Olive Oil Sector Eager for Details of New School Promotion Plan

A plan to promote olive oil and table olives in schools is among matters likely to be discussed at the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.

Oct. 28, 2013

Harvesting Under the Moon

An overnight harvesting in Italy was the occasion for a technical congress about the effect of harvest-time temperatures on olive oil.

Dec. 27, 2012

EU Olive Farmers' Wishlist for Change

Olive oil producers are firming up their positions on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and an action plan for the olive oil sector.

Oct. 24, 2011

Olive Oil Industry Groups Reject Proposals for CAP Reform

Proposals include limiting the subsidies large farms can receive, and allocating a fixed amount per hectare rather than according to the production history -- a change that would see France and Spain lose the most, according to reports.