Dec. 31, 2020
Production is expected to rebound after a dismal harvest last year, but will not quite reach the highs of the 2018/19 crop.
Dec. 28, 2020
Challenges created by the pandemic and climate change prompted an award-winning producer to go with the flow.
Dec. 23, 2020
Frost, hail and torrential rains dampened the 2020 olive harvest in France. It will still be better than last year and producers report that quality is as good as ever.
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. 17, 2020
While European exporters are optimistic that the Biden administration will reset trading relations, the effects on the domestic olive oil sector remains to be seen.
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.
Nov. 5, 2020
Spain is expected to produce 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season. Slowing sales in the hospitality sector and a dry summer and spring have some producers concerned.
Oct. 20, 2020
Expectations are high among Italy's top-rated producers as their farms and mills run at full tilt.
Jul. 10, 2020
The European Commission estimates production will rise to 2.3 million tons in the coming crop year.
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.
Jun. 18, 2020
Even with ongoing water shortages and the challenge of working during a lockdown, growers anticipate a good harvest.
Jun. 16, 2020
A program that provides incentives to establish new businesses in abandoned Italian farmlands has enticed young agricultural entrepreneurs.