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Sep. 23, 2021

WTO Delays Judgement on Spanish Black Olive Tariffs for Third Time

The European Union and the United States are negotiating a solution to the disagreement over anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Spain.

Sep. 17, 2021

Rehabilitating Olive Trees in Aragón to Stem Spain’s Rural Exodus

Apadrina un Oliva has put the area’s abandoned olive trees up for adoption. The result has handed a lifeline to the town and its residents.

Sep. 14, 2021

As Deadline Passes to Decide Future of U.S. Tariffs, Spanish Table Olive Producers Suffer

Spain’s main table olive producers’ association said the U.S. tariffs imposed on black Spanish table olive imports in 2017 have cost the sector €150 million in exports.

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Sep. 14, 2021

Catalonian Farmers Seek More Aid to Recover from Filomena

A local farmers’ association said that the original damage estimates were calculated prematurely and additional losses have accrued.

Sep. 14, 2021

Intensive Olive Farms Contribute to Desertification in Spain, Experts Warn

Researchers caution that one-fifth of Spain is at risk of desertification. Poor agricultural and land-use practices paired with historic mismanagement are largely to blame.

Sep. 8, 2021

Spain Approves New Rules Governing Olive Oil Quality and Standards

The new laws update the previous ones from 1983 and are meant to add value for producers, promote consumption and fight fraud.

Jul. 9, 2021

Meet One of Spain’s Hobby Olive Growers

Representing less than one percent of all Spanish olive groves, non-commercial growers face a unique set of joys and challenges associated with oil production.

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.

Mar. 17, 2021

Andalusia Launches Bid to Capture Emerging Indonesian Market

Euromonitor data projects that the value of olive oil sales in Indonesia will increase by 50 percent over the next half-decade. Andalusia hopes to capitalize on this growth.

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.

Jan. 11, 2021

Historic Blizzard Threatens Olive Groves in Spain

Storm Filomena dropped up to 50 centimeters of snow across central and northern Spain over the weekend. Depending on how temperatures evolve over the next few days, olive groves could experience significant damage.

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