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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.

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.

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.

Following a MedDiet with EVOO Lowers Need for Medications in Diabetics

A major clinical study found that participants who followed a Mediterranean diet in which the main source of fat was extra virgin olive oil reduced the need to begin using diabetes medications by more than 20 percent compared with participants following a low-fat diet.
Special Report

Olive Oil Production Expected to Decrease Significantly in Spain

Estimates from a coalition of olive oil producing cooperatives estimate that this year's harvest may be the lowest since the 2014/15 season.

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

The trade deal will eliminate tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the world's largest bloc of olive oil consumers and producers.
Olive Oil Times Special

Brussels Will Work With Spanish Cooperatives on Self-Regulation

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the European Commission had agreed to work with olive oil cooperatives to apply self-regulation measures.

Spain Sees Largest Olive Oil Consumption Increase in Nearly a Decade

Olive oil consumption in Spain rose by more than three percent, the biggest increase since 2011. Falling prices and better education about extra virgin olive oil's health benefits are attributed to the increase.