Jun. 23, 2020
Science may provide the answer to the consequences of global warming on olive trees to find cultivars with built-in tolerance to temperature extremes.
May. 11, 2020
Sicilian farmers struggle with drought and a severe sales slump as consumers move to cheaper, imported oil blends, leaving premium local EVOOs on grocery shelves.
Apr. 22, 2020
A moderate drought affecting the Southwestern states and northern Mexico can evolve into a megadrought -- a prolonged, extreme drought that lasts longer than two decades.
Apr. 21, 2020
Thousands of small farmers are having to contend with seasonal labor shortages, a lack of spare parts for their machines, severe drought and wild boars roaming through unworked fields. Italian agriculture is facing challenges from all directions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan. 27, 2020
In spite of a record drought and devastating bush fires, some large Australian producers are expecting close to an average production and high-quality oils in 2020.
Feb. 6, 2018
A new study warns that aridification, drought and wildfires could affect a quarter of the earth's land if average world temperatures continue to rise.
Nov. 8, 2017
Dry conditions over the last six months in Greece have created anxiety in the olive oil industry over yield this season. Producers are reporting, however, that their production might be better than expected.
Jan. 19, 2017
Wet conditions in 2016 led to smaller than average olive crops for Western Australian farmers. With the next three months a critical period, many are hoping for better outcomes, but remain at risk due to lack of insurance.