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Italian Producers Explain What It Takes to Succeed in a Tough Campaign

Harvesting at the right time, proper stewardship of the land, attention to details, teamwork, perseverance, and passion were all listed by award-winning Italian producers as the reasons for their success.

Italian Producers Lead the Way at Fourth EVO IOOC

At an award ceremony on Italy's Violet Coast, producers from the home nation won the night, bringing home 121 awards. Greece and Spain finished in a distinct second and third.
Fairs and Competitions

Italian Production Reaches Record Low

Final figures on Italian olive oil production for the 2018-19 season were released by the Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market.

Charges Dropped Against Scientists in Lecce Xylella Case

Researchers and officials who were charged in 2015 have been acquitted but are still blamed for omissions and mismanagement. Part of the investigation will be continued by prosecutors in Bari.
European Union

Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean

Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.

150,000 Liters of Fraudulent Oil Seized by Europol

The criminal organization responsible for the olive oil fraudsters pocketed nearly $9 million annually from their illicit activity.

Italian Producers Triumph at NYIOOC 2019

After a difficult harvest season, which saw production figures fall by 57 percent, Italian producers finally had a reason to celebrate. The results from the 2019 NYIOOC confirmed that quality remained as high as ever in Italy.

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.