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. 13, 2020
As results from the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest continue to unfold online, producers in Tuscany have already struck gold.
Apr. 21, 2020
Thousands of small farmers are having to contend with seasonal labor shortages, a lack of spare parts for their machines, severe drought and wild boars roaming through unworked fields. Italian agriculture is facing challenges from all directions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 20, 2020
The disease could cost billions, as almost all producing areas of the three countries are susceptible to the bacterium due to the prevailing climatic conditions.
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.
Apr. 3, 2020
In a rare joint statement, the three bodies say measures are necessary to intercept a global food crisis due to the coronavirus trade restrictions.
Mar. 26, 2020
For the first time, judging for the world's largest olive oil competition will be conducted remotely.
Mar. 23, 2020
An Olive Oil Times survey reveals growing despair and uncertainty for an industry that seemed under attack even before the pandemic arrived.
Mar. 21, 2020
Italians are shopping in masks and gloves, but they're still shopping, and buying more than they used to. Olive oil sales in Italy have jumped 22 percent since COVID-19 hit, and stores are finding that Mediterranean diet staples are now the top sellers
Feb. 21, 2020
Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can fundamentally transform microorganism communities in the soil. This, in turn, impacts plant growth and, potentially, crop productivity.