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.
Aug. 25, 2020
An experiment revealed that the presence of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug on olive tree branches correlated with increased occurrence of the newly-observed ‘green drop’ disease.
Aug. 12, 2020
The move comes after a previous effort to provide extra virgin olive oil to families impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic sparked controversy, with farmers asserting that the effort favored imported oils over Italian ones.
Aug. 7, 2020
Farmers have blamed the rapid spread of the wildfires on dead olive trees that were killed by Xylella fastidiosa and never removed by local governments. Some politicians have insinuated that these trees are being intentionally burned.
Jul. 30, 2020
One of Italy’s largest agricultural firms has agreed to invest $200 million to provide more bargaining power and a larger pool of resources for independent farmers.
Jul. 21, 2020
While the prohibition on dimethoate-based pesticides was delayed until October, farmers and their supporters argue that no alternative treatments are available in time for the 2020 harvest.
Jul. 16, 2020
Unaprol's president, David Granieri, said he will continue working to revive the sector in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jul. 13, 2020
Italy’s major farmers association attributes the bulk of losses to the shutdown of the nation’s foodservice sector during the pandemic and a precipitous drop in tourism.
Jul. 7, 2020
The increase in olive oil consumption is partially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led consumers to change their eating priorities.
Jul. 7, 2020
The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.
Jul. 6, 2020
Italian and Spanish producers were among the big winners at the EVO International Olive Oil Contest.
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.