Spain

Feb. 24, 2021

Spanish Exports of Bottled Olive Oil to U.S. Drop 80 Percent

The news comes as Spain’s Food Information and Control Agency announced that production would be about 200,000 tons lower than initially estimated.

Feb. 16, 2021

Spain Urges Talks on U.S. Tariffs

The move comes as the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it would not revise any of the tariffs currently in place on European imports.

Feb. 11, 2021

Andalusian Festival Inaugurates Virtual Event

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced some parts of La Molienda de Riogordo olive oil festival online. Organizers are capitalizing on the opportunity to offer an English-language version.

Feb. 8, 2021

Nutri-Score Label Not Required for Spanish Olive Oil, Minister Says

The minister added that he wants to revise olive oil’s current score upward. Meanwhile, opposition grows among Italian politicians and the European food authority is getting involved.

Feb. 3, 2021

Understanding Relationship Between Fungus and Climate May Curb Costly Olive Tree Pathogen, Researchers Say

Minor temperature changes with certain rainfall patterns provide the best environment for the fungus that causes Verticillium wilt to thrive.

Jan. 15, 2021

Producers Warn of 'Incalculable Damage' in Wake of Filomena

Asaja Madrid estimates that the region's olive harvest will fall by 35 percent as a result of the blizzard.

Dec. 2, 2020

Producers in Spain Denounce Digital Services Tax Plan

Farmers and olive oil producers fear that the tax, which will mostly affect American companies, will hinder the efforts to negotiate a resolution to existing tariffs and may lead to the imposition of more.

Dec. 1, 2020

In Spain, Some See New Opportunities for Tourism in Pandemic's Wake

2020 gave outdoor activities a newfound importance. Efforts are underway to ensure that the olive oil industry is poised to capitalize on the shift.

Nov. 11, 2020

Olive Oil Consumption in Spain Increased During State of Emergency

Olive oil consumption was 20 percent higher during the four-month-long state of alarm than it was before or after the emergency declaration, a government report found.

Nov. 10, 2020

Europe Allows Cooperatives in Spain to Regulate Supply

After years of lobbying Brussels, Spanish cooperatives will now be able to voluntarily withdraw surplus olive oil from the market.

Oct. 13, 2020

Rising Adversity in Olive Oil Sector Gives Rise to New ‘Olive Council’ in Córdoba

The Consejo del Olivar de Córdoba seeks to improve quality, promote local production and preserve the province’s rich oil culture.

Oct. 1, 2020

Demand for Extra Virgin Drives Olive Oil Sales in Spain

While demand for extra virgin rose, the appetite in Spain for the lower grades has dried up.

Sep. 22, 2020

Olive Flies in Spain Are Immune to Common Pesticide, Study Finds

Roughly 80 percent of olive fruit fly populations on the mainland have genes that confer resistance to one of the most popular pesticides.

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.

May. 27, 2020

Agriculture Minister's Plea Bespeaks Turmoil in Spain's Olive Oil Sector

Distress on the international market, the Covid-19 aftermath and U.S. tariffs on imports stir the world's largest olive oil producer.

May. 26, 2020

Spain Requests More EU Support for Olive Oil Producers

Spain has asked the European Commission to afford olive oil producers similar protection to other agriculturalists.

May. 13, 2020

Spanish Producers Among the Early Winners at 2020 NYIOOC

With 25 awards so far, Spain and Italy lead this year's ranking at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest, which is unveiling the results throughout the week.

May. 7, 2020

Producers: Spanish Olive Oil Prices Inconsistent With Market Conditions

Spanish farmers and growers have had to contend with sales prices well below the production costs for two seasons in a row. COAG is now demanding an official investigation on prices that have shrunk 37 percent since March 2018

Apr. 17, 2020

Spain Deploys New Technology to Combat Olive Tree Pathogens

Spain's leading non-profit focused on agribusiness is deploying and testing a series of new early detection methods, biocontrol programs and biostimulants to help stem the spread of two deadly olive tree pathogens.

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.

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