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Nov. 6, 2011

Spain's Olive Harvest Marked by Lower Yields, Too Many Workers

With hordes heading to Andalusia looking for work at harvest time many will be turned away this year, while low prices and yield will cause some farmers to let the olives rot.

Nov. 3, 2011

'No Financial Difficulties' For Spanish Olive Oil Giant Hojiblanca, CEO Says

Hojiblanca plans to double its turnover to €1 billion in five years. Antonio Luque, former farmer and now Hojiblanca’s managing director, vowed to “keep on growing.”

Oct. 26, 2011

Industry Group Reports Sharp Rise in Spanish Olive Oil Exports

Spain has doubled its olive oil exports in the last decade and now sends 60 percent of its production abroad, according to figures released by the trade association Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español.

Sep. 27, 2011

Olivar de Segura the Top 'Ecological' Olive Oil Producer in Spain

The co-op sold one million kilos of olive oil in 2010 making it the top-selling certified ecological producer, according to Andalusia's organic farming trade group.

Sep. 19, 2011

Virgin Olive Oil Prices Hit Trigger Level for European Aid

The average price for virgin olive oil is now so low in Spain that the European Commission has no choice but to subsidize storage until the market improves, the Spanish government and olive oil producers said today.

Aug. 11, 2011

Andalusian Olive Oil Producers Facing Fourth Straight Year of Losses

Andalusia's olive oil producers are facing their fourth consecutive year in the red having already accumulated a loss of 600 million euros ($851 million) this season.

Jun. 12, 2011

Córdoba Recap: Voices for Olive Oil Quality

The Beyond Extra Virgin conference can fill a room with industry and government luminaries, but how 3E will actually reach its goal of establishing a higher benchmark for olive oil quality, and what the group's ultimate aims are for doing so, remain unclear.

Jun. 9, 2011

Spain Chooses This Year's Best Olive Oils

The ceremony, attended by government officials, olive oil industry professionals and the press, coincided with the Beyond Extra Virgin conference in Córdoba.

Jun. 4, 2011

Q&A with Spain's Olive Oil Interprofessional Director Teresa Pérez

Interprofessional Director Teresa Pérez explains why this week's Beyond Extra Virgin conference in Córdoba will be different than previous editions.

May. 19, 2011

Aguilera: Use Origins to Inform Consumers, Lift Prices

The regional government says that differentiation via denominations of origin, would help consumers make informed choices in the supermarket.

May. 10, 2011

Minister Aguilera Announces Plan for Olive Oil Market Restructuring

The agriculture and fisheries minister said "we need to look outside of Spain because we’re witnessing growth of olive oil production in other Mediterranean countries that are going to compete with Andalusia.”

Apr. 25, 2011

15th Expoliva Olive Oil Exhibition in Jaén

Spain's huge olive oil fair hopes to again attract more than 40,000 visitors this year, despite the dismal prices and low morale plaguing the country's olive oil producers.

Apr. 17, 2011

Spanish Watchdog Says Private Storage Aid Potentially Anti-Competitive

With a decision imminent from Brussels private storage aid for Spain's struggling olive oil sector, the head of the competition authority poured cold water on the measure, calling it potentially anti-competitive.

Apr. 5, 2011

Spanish Olive Oil Exports Boosted by Emerging Markets

Spain, the world's leading producer of olive oil, is maintaining its position on top of the industry's pecking order, with most of its growth tied to new markets.

Apr. 4, 2011

Andalusia Conference on the Future of Traditional Olive Oil Production

Representatives from Spain’s Ministry of Rural and Marine Environment (MARM) met in Jaén this week to discuss the many challenges facing the country’s traditional olive oil industry.

Apr. 1, 2011

Ciolos: Storage Aid Would Be Nothing But an "Aspirin"

The EU commissioner called on the Spanish regional governments to address structural problems in the olive oil sector and again rejected calls for the provision of private storage aid.

Mar. 29, 2011

Thousands to Welcome Cioloş in Cordoba Friday with Calls for Storage Aid

10,000 people will gather in Cordoba Friday during a visit by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş to call for the immediate provision of private storage aid for olive oil.

Mar. 21, 2011

Designing Better Olive Oil through Genetic Mapping

Spanish scientists say they have pioneered a genetic map of the olive and isolated genes pivotal to the production of more profitable, higher quality and even healthier olive oil.

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