Nov. 25, 2020
After a series of studies, researchers were able to confirm the content of a bottle found at an archaeological site near Mount Vesuvius was indeed olive oil. The discovery sheds light on the oil's molecular evolution over time.
Nov. 20, 2020
The president of the Italian Confederation of Farmers recognized Olive Oil Times for its “fundamental role” in reporting on the sector.
Nov. 18, 2020
Producers in Italy warn that storage facilities are filling up quickly just weeks into the harvest. Low demand from the restaurant and hospitality sector has caused the backlog.
Nov. 12, 2020
Careful monitoring of traps and applying treatments at the right times are among the keys to preventing extensive damage from the olive tree pest, experts say.
Nov. 9, 2020
Across Italy, students and volunteers are flocking to the olive groves to help with the harvest. The olive oil they help produce is destined for those in need from Sicily to Lombardy.
Sep. 28, 2020
Italy, the Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Hungary, Cyprus and Romania asked the E.U. to take a new approach to the subject of front-of-pack labeling.
Sep. 25, 2020
Italy pledged €8 million to help mills and processing cooperatives affected by the Burian snow storm.
Sep. 23, 2020
As the harvest gets underway in Sicily, three of Italy’s main agricultural organizations estimate this year’s olive oil harvest will be earlier and smaller than last year.
Sep. 22, 2020
A pioneering outdoor classroom at the Ciuffelli Agricultural Institute provides students with an inspiring setting to resume their studies.
Sep. 16, 2020
Guaranteed loans are available to producer organizations to buy Italian olive oil and table olives from their members.
Sep. 14, 2020
Extreme weather events – ranging from hail storms to flash flooding – have impacted olive growers across Italy. For many farmers, hopes of a promising harvest have washed away.
Jun. 29, 2020
The money will be divided among farmers who suffered at least a 30 percent loss of production.
Jun. 23, 2020
Undersecretary for Agricultural Policies Giuseppe L'Abbate said Italy's award winners were in his thoughts as he works on policies to help quality producers.
Jun. 17, 2020
With the bacteria spreading beyond predictability, an evolving patchwork of strategies aim to identify and contain outbreaks.
Jun. 16, 2020
A program that provides incentives to establish new businesses in abandoned Italian farmlands has enticed young agricultural entrepreneurs.
Jun. 15, 2020
The exemption is part of a broader effort to promote entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector.
Jun. 15, 2020
Combining modern milling and harvesting techniques with a rich history, producers from the southern Italian region enjoyed plenty of success at this year's World Olive Oil Competition.