Jan. 2, 2020
Investments in high-density groves and modern mills are driving Portugal's rise among olive oil producers.
Oct. 15, 2019
Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.
Jun. 10, 2019
According to a new study, more than 320,000 acres of traditional olive groves are abandoned and 1.2 million acres more could be also lost, equal to one-fifth of the total land area of all Spanish olive groves.
Jul. 23, 2018
Researchers found that olives harvested by hand and processed with the first 36 hours had lower levels of oxidation.
Dec. 28, 2017
For two months a team of 150 people harvest the olives at Cortijo Virgen de los Milagros, like their parents and grandparents did. "The mill is only the extractor," says Luis Montabes. "Quality is born in the fields."
Apr. 17, 2011
Cultivation in Cuyo is expected to grow 40 percent, but half of this green gold will never make it to store shelves. There are simply not enough workers to harvest the olives.
Apr. 4, 2011
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.