table olives

Feb. 10, 2020

Spanish Table Olive Producer Wins Gender Equality Award

Blanca Torrent was recognized for the gender equality policy at Torrent Olives and her work advocating for women in agribusiness.

Feb. 6, 2020

Amid Protests, Spain's Agriculture Minister Pledges Support to Farmers

Luis Planas has announced a number of measures aimed at helping producers cope with low prices and increasing production costs. He also met with olive oil producers to discuss self-regulation.

Feb. 4, 2020

Table Olive Production Figures Released

Global production is expected to increase by almost 14 percent with Egypt the top world producer.

Jan. 30, 2020

Spain Wins First Battle Against U.S. Tariffs on Table Olives

An American court's decision can open the way to alleviate tariffs on imported Spanish table olives to the U.S.

Dec. 19, 2019

Bacteria in Table Olives May Help Eliminate Heavy Metals During Digestion

The same genetic traits that allow the Lactobacillus pentosus bacteria to survive the table olive fermentation process may also help the microorganisms to bioquench and eliminate harmful heavy metals.

Oct. 23, 2019

Spanish Table Olive Producers Demand Countermeasures Against U.S. Tariffs

The Interprofessional Organization of the Table Olive Sector asked the Spanish government and the European Union to investigate U.S. government subsidies that have recently been provided to American farmers.

Jun. 6, 2019

Spanish Olive Exports to US Plummet Since Tariffs Imposed

The tariffs are slowly redefining the global table olive trade as new producers fill the void left by Spain in the U.S. market and Spanish growers look to the east to sell their crop.

Mar. 27, 2019

Rival California Olive Packer Steps in to Pick Up Canceled Contracts

Musco Family Olive Company's CEO has said the company will do what it can to offer contracts to table olive growers affected by the Bell-Carter contract cancellations. They will give preference to machine-harvested olives.

Mar. 14, 2019

Bell-Carter Cancels Table Olive Contracts in California

Citing the need to remain competitive in an increasingly global market as well as the high costs of production in California, the American table olive canner and retailer has canceled many of its contracts with local growers.

Mar. 12, 2019

Table Olive Consumption Has Doubled Since 1999

Table olive consumption has increased most in the largest table olive producing countries. Raised awareness of the health benefits of olives may be partially responsible.

Mar. 7, 2019

Greek Table Olive Exports Slowing Down

Low output, setbacks in quality and higher prices are leading foreign buyers to look elsewhere.

Feb. 7, 2019

Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish Olives

The E.U. has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, but the short-staffed trade entity faces a massive backlog. Spanish olive producers face an uncertain future with a December 2019 deadline looming.

Dec. 20, 2018

Egypt Has Ambitious Plans to Become the World's Largest Table Olive Producer

Ahead of taking the chair position for the 2019 IOC Council of Members meeting, Egypt's Agriculture Minister pledges more cooperation and investment in the country's already substantial olive sector.

Feb. 11, 2017

Table Olive Sales Open Year Sharply Higher

Sales of table olives were sharply higher in China, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Brazil for the first two months of the current campaign, according to the International Olive Council, while olive oil prices have risen dramatically.

Nov. 26, 2016

An Olive a Day: 7 Ways to Liven Your Week

Olives are not only a delicious fruit they are also packed with healthful benefits. There are hundreds of varieties and just as many ways to incorporate them into your diet.

Jul. 3, 2016

Third 'Monna Oliva' Crowns Best Italian Table Olives

One hundred Italian producers attended the third edition of the national competition for the best table olives, ‘Monna Oliva,’ held in Ascoli Piceno, Marche.

Dec. 10, 2015

In Morocco, a Program to Improve Agricultural and Industrial Practices in the Olive Sector

Representing five percent of the country's gross domestic product, olive production is one of the focal points of the Green Morocco Project, or Plan Maroc Vert.

Jun. 15, 2015

Cerignola, Apulia Set to Host 2nd National Competition for Table Olives

Monna Oliva evaluates table olives from different regions to support producers and help them improve product quality and revitalize the sector.

Dec. 10, 2014

Olive Farmers in Tunisia Lament Price Drop Despite Climb in Oil Prices

The union of farmers in Sfax, Tunisia called for swift action to regulate the export price of olives.

Nov. 17, 2014

Tough Season in California

From Corning in the Sacramento Valley to Lindsay in the San Joaquin this year’s table olive crop is a serious disappointment,

Nov. 14, 2014

One California Olive Farmer Calls it Quits

Randy Childress managed 184 acres of olive trees more than 100 years old. Today he's looking for a job.

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