Jul. 20, 2020
The decision comes as the three main institutions responsible for legislation in the trading bloc agreed on an extension to the Common Agricultural Policy. Spain’s main agricultural cooperative has welcomed the move.
Jul. 6, 2020
Olive growers and oil producers are resuming their public campaigns calling for more support for a sector in turmoil.
Jun. 25, 2020
Exports are down and storage facilities are full in Puglia while farmers and local politicians call for urgent support.
Jun. 24, 2020
Olive oil producers and researchers are working to bring biorefineries to rural producers in Andalusia. The goal is to supplement revenues while making mills more sustainable.
Jun. 19, 2020
The 23-percent drop comes as good news for producers, many of whom have spent the past year suffering from low olive oil prices, which are partially attributed to the high stocks.
Apr. 21, 2020
Italian olive oil production reached 365,000 tons, an increase of 110 percent compared to 2018 and 25,000 tons higher than initial estimates. Consumption, imports and exports also increased.
Apr. 21, 2020
Olive oil consumption has crept up as a result of the pandemic and prices of extra virgin, virgin and lampante olive oils have started to stabilize. However, both exports and imports are expected to fall.
Feb. 17, 2020
Using extra virgin olive oil as a loss-leader allows food retailers to draw customers in a challenging economy, but the olive growers and mills are the ones paying the price.
Feb. 12, 2020
With 171,000 tons of olive oil removed from the market with no significant effect on olive oil prices, the European Commission said it expects results in due course.
Jul. 15, 2019
Olive oil consumption in Spain rose by more than three percent, the biggest increase since 2011. Falling prices and better education about extra virgin olive oil's health benefits are attributed to the increase.
Jun. 18, 2019
Two agricultural advocacy groups have called on olive oil producers, olive growers and the public at large to protest low olive oil prices in the Andalusian capital.
Jun. 4, 2019
E.U. member states will have to send prices of products regularly to the Commission. Prices will be sent once a week for olive oil and once a month for organic olive oil and table olives.
Mar. 20, 2019
In spite of poor harvests around most of the Mediterranean basin and a good one in Spain, olive oil prices continue to fall. Producers and their allies are demanding an investigation.