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Sep. 29, 2022

Promising Signs of a Robust Harvest in Greece

Contrary to other main European producers, Greece expects a substantial increase in its harvest yield. However, significant challenges could hamper the final tally.

Sep. 27, 2022

Growers and Producers in Italy Anticipate a Challenging Harvest

Rising production costs combined with lower-than-expected yields in some parts of Italy will force many olive-related companies to make tough decisions.

Sep. 27, 2022

Meet the Montenegrin Producer Who Once Charmed a Royal Couple

An extra virgin olive oil made from the olives of a millenary tree gifted in a hand-crafted olive wood container delighted the Queen Consort-to-be and her husband.

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Sep. 21, 2022

Adverse Weather Dampens New Zealand Harvest

Producers began 2022 with optimism for another excellent harvest, but rain and disease resulted in some producers yielding no oil at all.

Sep. 15, 2022

Agronomist Restores 400-Year-Old Olive Grove to Better Withstand Droughts in Croatia

Restoration of centuries-old trees is the first line of defense against drought, according to one young agronomist.

Sep. 14, 2022

How a Chilean Disrupter Shook Up the Country's Olive Sector

Chile’s leading olive oil producer came to fruition after a roadtrip through Spain. It is now leading the way in precision agriculture and sustainability.

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Sep. 6, 2022

Producers in South Africa Expect to Match Results of Last Year's Record Harvest

While producers celebrate a third consecutive bountiful harvest, there is growing concern about rising costs and load shedding.

Sep. 6, 2022

Chalkidiki Table Olives Hit by Hail Ahead of Harvest

Hail on the Chalkidiki peninsula damaged up to 20 percent of the region’s olives, incurring an estimated €1.8 million in damages.

Aug. 29, 2022

Olive Oil Production in Portugal Set to Slump After Record Year

A combination of drought and many producers entering an ‘off-year’ will keep Portugal to around 100,000 tons of olive oil production in the 2022/23 season, according to the latest data.

Aug. 26, 2022

Growers and Producers in Jaén Could Lose €1B Due to Poor Harvest

Officials are calling on the government to cut taxes on fuel and other production inputs and lift some water restrictions for rainfed groves.

Aug. 26, 2022

Initial Estimates Forecast 1M Tons of Olive Oil Production in Spain

The ongoing drought and scorching summer temperatures are being blamed for the significant production decrease across Spain.

Aug. 23, 2022

Monogram Cultivates Success Through Teamwork in Greece

The four young co-founders of Monogram used their professional backgrounds to found an award-winning olive oil brand in Kalamata.

Aug. 23, 2022

Olive Harvest in Valencia Predicted to Fall by 75 Percent

The regional farmers union warns the decline could result in €70 million of losses. They want expanded insurance coverage and financial aid to help growers get by.

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Jul. 15, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Emphasizes Sustainable Expansion in the Jordan Desert

Jordan’s only award-winning producer at the 2022 NYIOOC reflects on the role of preserving the environment on quality and prepare for the post-Covid world.

Jul. 13, 2022

Olive Oil Production Expected to Decrease in Italy Due to Ongoing Drought

After a promising start to 2022, with plenty of blossoms on the olive trees, heat and dry weather have led to a significant fruit drop and a lower-than-expected harvest.

Jul. 13, 2022

One-Third Fewer Olive Farms in Italy Now Than in 2010, Report Finds

Rising production costs and changing dynamics in the sector explain the decreasing number of groves. The new Common Agricultural Policy may help reverse the situation.

Jul. 11, 2022

Flames Engulf the Ancient Olive Grove of Amfissa

According to initial estimates, 30,000 to 40,000 trees were destroyed in fires that swept through some of the oldest olive groves in Greece.

Jul. 11, 2022

Olive Farming Is Key to Saving the Forests of Balochistan

Officials and environmental activists believe olive farming and oil production could help prevent illegal logging in wild forests.

Jul. 11, 2022

Preliminary Estimates Suggest Significant Drop in California Production

The Olive Oil Commission of California, which represents 90 percent of the state’s production, said its members will produce 1.8 million gallons this crop year.

Jul. 5, 2022

Care, Commitment Lie Behind the Success of Southern Italian Producers at NYIOOC

Producers from Calabria, Campania and Puglia overcame drought and wildfires to once again place among the world’s highest-quality olive oils in New York.

Jul. 5, 2022

European Union Expands Monte de Etna PDO Territory in Sicily

The expansion means the potential production of Monte de Etna PDO extra virgin olive oil could double.

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