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New Study Tracks Populations and Movements of Major Xylella Carrier

Sat, 14/12/2019 - 01:08
Tracking spittlebug movements throughout their lifespan, researchers have made recommendations to help curb the spread of the pest.

Italian Farmers Support Cancer Research

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 02:04
Farmers teamed up with the AIRC Foundation for Cancer Research in Italy to develop a project to promote health education.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Can Protect Against Dementia

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 06:19
Tests on lab mice demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil delays the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Argentine Producers Await Word on Export Policies As Harvest Nears

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 05:54
Producers in Argentina are expecting a better harvest this year as they look to a new government to spur more exports.

New List of U.S. Tariff Targets Includes More Olive Oils From Europe

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 00:27
The United States Trade Representative is seeking public comments on additional tariffs on European goods.

Europe to Introduce New Climate and Environmental Policies

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 23:21
Under the new scheme, olive farmers can be an important cog in the wheel of Europe’s agricultural sector by providing feedback for improved agricultural and sustainability practices.

Lisbon Shop Showcases Portugal’s Best Oils

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 02:34
A quest for high-quality Portuguese olive oil led Ricardo Faria to open Portugal's first specialized shop.

Asoliva Elects New President

Tue, 10/12/2019 - 03:44
Antonio Gallego García will face the challenge of keeping Spanish olive oil competitive in the U.S. in the face of tariffs as well as promoting oils to new export destinations.

Researchers Will Meet to Discuss Xylella and Climate Change in Madrid

Tue, 10/12/2019 - 00:52
The December 12 forum will focus on current research and containment efforts in Spain and how climate change is impacting the spread of the pathogen.

An Avocado a Day May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

Sat, 07/12/2019 - 04:15
A new study from Penn State University demonstrated that consuming at least one avocado each day reduces the type of cholesterol that is known to lead to the accumulation of plaque in the arteries.

Nearly One-third of World’s Olive Oil Made from Picual

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 05:41
The newly published reference guide, International Olive Growing: Worldwide Analysis and Summary, sheds light on a number of interesting olive oil-related statistics.

Stewardship and Excellence at García de la Cruz

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 05:27
Five generations of the García de la Cruz family have a hand in their award-winning brand from La Mancha.

Production Stagnates in Egypt as Harvest Approaches

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 02:34
As millions of new olive trees are planted, another poor harvest is predicted after a cold winter and hot growing season.

In Italy, Hiking Through the Olive Groves

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 02:22
Italy's third annual “Walk through the olive trees” combines heart-healthy exercise with the chance to learn about production and taste local extra virgin olive oils.

Corsica Producer Fears Mediterranean Culture Under Threat

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 02:13
Producers in Corsica are at the mercy of policy measures to contain Xylella fastidiosa on the island. Some fear these new policies are damaging the island's olive-producing culture.

In La Mancha, 788 ‘Families’ United in Quality

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 01:33
Forty years ago, a few dozen farmers in La Mancha started the cooperative of Valedepeñas. Today, Colival's 788 associates are looking to the future.

Europe Allocates €200M to Promote Agri-food Products

Wed, 20/11/2019 - 01:07
More than half of the budget (€118 million) will go towards campaigns pursuing markets outside the EU with high-growth potentials, such as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United States.

How Climate Change Has Impacted the 2019 Harvest

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 02:54
Drought isn’t the only obstacle climate change throws in the way of olive oil producers. In a white paper on the effect of climate change on European agriculture, the evidence of climate change is “solid and real."

Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 02:13
A sudden outburst of the fruit fly and other pathogens inflicted unexpected damage on the island's farms.

Puglia Defines Protocol for Replacing Trees Affected by Xylella

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 01:50
An agreement was signed by the Puglia Region, the Ministry of Agricultural Policies, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to simplify procedures for replanting olive trees in areas affected by Xylella.