Spain

Jul. 6, 2020

Trade Group Donates 190k Liters of Pomace Oil to Hospitality Sector in Spain

In the wake of the pandemic, the Spanish interprofessional, Oriva, will distribute the refined oil to 12,500 hotels, restaurants and caterers.

Jul. 6, 2020

As Covid Cases Drop in Spain, Plans to Protest Ramp Back Up

Olive growers and oil producers are resuming their public campaigns calling for more support for a sector in turmoil.

Jul. 1, 2020

Olive Oil Consumption in Spain Continues to Grow

A new report from the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries said olive oil consumption grew by more than three percent for the second straight year. Demand for extra virgin olive oil has led the way.

Jun. 24, 2020

Spain Bets on Biorefineries to Find New Revenue for Small Producers

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. 11, 2020

Proposed Reforms to Spanish Olive Oil Sector Met With Skepticism

The Spanish government has put forward a package of 10 measures to help shore up the country's struggling olive oil industry.

Jun. 5, 2020

Farmers Blame Law Violators for Low Olive Oil Prices

An association of Spanish farmers said violations by large companies explain what is continuing to drive olive oil prices lower and called for whistleblower protections.

Apr. 17, 2020

Producers in Spain Prepare for New Reality as Crisis Grinds On

The immediate economic impact of the coronavirus crisis is being felt by producers in Spain to varying degrees as they gauge its lasting effects on the sector.

Mar. 21, 2020

Farmers Help Fight Coronavirus in Spain

Farmers use their tractors to disinfect public places, while farmworkers are constrained by traffic limitations trying to reach work.

Mar. 19, 2020

Demand for Olive Oil in Spain Rises as Country Goes Into Coronavirus Lockdown

As anxious shoppers crowded into supermarkets, olive oil was at the top of many of their lists. Factories are running 24/7 to ensure supermarket shelves remain stocked.

Mar. 19, 2020

Laws Governing Olive Oil Sector in Spain Set to Change

Updated legislation will require the implementation of a new traceability system and change labeling requirements.

Mar. 10, 2020

Native Andalusian Olive Varieties Could Be Wiped Out by 2100, Researchers Warn

Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.

Feb. 26, 2020

Drones Help Olive Farmers Target Treatments, Increase Profitability

Using drones, multi-spectral cameras and remote sensors, olive farmers can make accurate nutrient predictions, target phytosanitary treatments and more precisely apply fertilizers and irrigation.

Feb. 12, 2020

Spain's Olive Oil Sector Calls for More Protests

Five of the country's main agricultural organizations plan to occupy town squares across the province of Jaén, demanding higher prices for olive oil and more support for traditional groves.

Oct. 10, 2019

Spain Reacts to U.S. Tariff on Olive Oil

The announcement of the U.S. tariffs comes as protestors head to Madrid to demand action on low olive oil prices. Government officials fear Andalusia, one of Spain's poorest regions, will be hit the hardest by the tariffs.

Oct. 9, 2019

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Oct. 3, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil on Final List of Retaliatory Tariffs on E.U. Goods

Along with some Spanish olive oils, certain types of table olives from both France and Spain will also face a 25-percent tariff on U.S. imports. Olive oils from Italy, Portugal and Greece will be unaffected.

Sep. 18, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Surge Ahead of WTO Decision

The WTO has reportedly decided whether it will approve tariffs on European goods headed to the U.S. and is set to make an announcement soon. Until then, importers are accelerating purchasing schedules in order stock up on Spanish oils.

Sep. 18, 2019

Spanish Black Olive Exports to U.S. Halved Since Tariffs Imposed

Since tariffs were imposed in August 2018, Spanish olive producers and exporters have lost more than $50 million.

Sep. 5, 2019

Table Olive Yield Predictions in Spain Move Lower

From an original yield of 590,000 tons, Spain's Interprofessional Table Olive Association has already revised this figure down by more than 10 percent. Depending on climatic conditions, the final yield could be even lower.

Sep. 4, 2019

Extreme Weather Near Madrid Decimates Olive Harvest

A combination of rain, wind and hail has severely damaged 90 percent of olive trees just outside of Madrid. Small farmers have been hit the hardest.

Aug. 29, 2019

EU Agriculture Commissioner Pledges Support for Spanish Olive Sector

Phil Hogan has promised to intervene in order to protect the interests of Spanish olive oil producers if prices do not rebound. Varied production forecasts and trade uncertainties make it unclear whether this will happen.

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