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Jan. 25, 2022

Spain Expects to Produce 1.25M Tons of Olive Oil in Current Crop Year

Spain's projected yield would amount to approximately 42 percent of the global olive oil production.

Jan. 19, 2022

Olive Groves Continue Steady Expansion Across Spain

The number of olive groves in Spain increased by 19,230 hectares last year. The Canary Islands and Castilla y Leon experienced the most growth.

Jan. 17, 2022

After Big Gains, Spanish Olive Oil Prices Begin Year Steady

Growing consumption outside of the Mediterranean basin coupled with a strong 2021 harvest in Spain and weaker harvests elsewhere saw prices rise €3.00 per liter.

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Jan. 17, 2022

Less Support for Spain’s Traditional Growers in New CAP, Expert Warns

Instead of going directly to farmers, funds will be provided to producer organizations that fulfill the necessary criteria. Olive farmers are expected to lose out.

Jan. 7, 2022

Andalusian Officials Criticize Loss of Funding for Farmers in Proposed Ag. Policy

Andalusia’s regional agriculture minister warned that the current Common Agricultural Proposal in Spain would lead to 53 percent of farmers losing funding.

Jan. 4, 2022

Researchers Identify Xylella Vectors on Balearic Islands

Two species of insects were identified as the main vectors of the deadly olive tree pathogen on the Spanish islands.

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Dec. 6, 2021

Study: Traditional Olive Groves Absorb More Carbon than Intensive Ones

A study from the University of Jaén shows that traditional olive groves directly combat climate change and cause far less environmental damage than intensive cultivation methods.

Nov. 29, 2021

Critics of Nutri-Score Demand Reform to Ratings of PDO and PGI Foods

Officials in France, Italy and Spain want specialty products to be treated differently than processed foods by the labeling system.

Nov. 20, 2021

WTO Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers in Table Olive Dispute

The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.

Nov. 16, 2021

Higher Prices Blamed for Drop in Spanish Exports

Fourteen months of steadily increasing olive oil prices have come as a blessing to many producers, while exporters face resistance.

Nov. 15, 2021

Spain Deploys Police to Monitor Olive Harvest

More than 1,000 agents from Spain’s Civil Guard will be posted at olive mills and olive receiving posts in Jaén to prevent the theft of fruit.

Oct. 27, 2021

Study: Agricultural Intensification Hurts Olive Grove Productivity

Researchers in Andalusia found that agricultural intensification hurt olive groves by eliminating the natural predators of pests and depleting soil quality.

Oct. 21, 2021

Italian Trade Group Backs Pan-European Traceability Rules

In wake of the new legislation passed in Spain, the Italian producer association said it is time for all European countries to adopt the same practices.

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Jul. 7, 2021

Andalusian Olive Oil Exports Rebound After Challenging Harvest

Exports to six of Andalusia’s top 10 olive oil trading partners increased in the first four months of 2021, according to Extenda.

Jun. 30, 2021

Spanish Researchers Begin Trialing Olive-Derived Treatment for Long Covid

A supplement made from polyphenols from olives and flavonoids from oranges will be given to patients to try and alleviate the symptoms associated with long Covid.

Jun. 29, 2021

Planas: Traditional Olive Growers Will Be Protected in New Common Agricultural Policy

In an address to the Spanish Senate, the minister of agriculture celebrated the strong year for the olive oil sector and struck an optimistic tone for the future.

Jun. 29, 2021

Andalusia Seeks to Make Olive Production More Profitable With Tourism Initiative

The tourism €1.4 million initiative will help promote olive oil tourism experiences throughout the autonomous community.

Jun. 21, 2021

13 New Olive Varieties Discovered in Catalonia

Researchers are currently studying the genetic traits of the newly-discovered autochthonous varieties to see how they cope with the area’s extreme weather.

Jun. 21, 2021

Producers Across Spain Celebrate NYIOOC Success

Despite having inclement weather and the pandemic to contend with, Spanish producers had one of their best years at the industry's most prestigious competition.

Jun. 15, 2021

Andalusian Producers Overcome Obstacles to Triumph at 2021 NYIOOC

Andalusian producers celebrated an excellent year at the World Competition, despite severe weather and Covid-19 dampening the 2020 harvest.

Jun. 10, 2021

Andalusian Cooperative Crafts Award-Winning Olive Oil With Soul

Almazaras de la Subbética earned four awards at the 2021 NYIOOC, attributing their success to the terroir and climate.

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