Feb. 24, 2021
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. 8, 2021
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
Minor temperature changes with certain rainfall patterns provide the best environment for the fungus that causes Verticillium wilt to thrive.
Jan. 15, 2021
Asaja Madrid estimates that the region's olive harvest will fall by 35 percent as a result of the blizzard.
Dec. 2, 2020
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
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 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
After years of lobbying Brussels, Spanish cooperatives will now be able to voluntarily withdraw surplus olive oil from the market.
Oct. 13, 2020
The Consejo del Olivar de Córdoba seeks to improve quality, promote local production and preserve the province’s rich oil culture.
Oct. 1, 2020
While demand for extra virgin rose, the appetite in Spain for the lower grades has dried up.
Sep. 22, 2020
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
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
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 has asked the European Commission to afford olive oil producers similar protection to other agriculturalists.
May. 13, 2020
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
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'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
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.