Aug. 3, 2022
A new law provides funds to mark dedicated networks of olive oil roads, including farmers, tourism venues, millers and local municipalities.
Aug. 1, 2022
Groves following the treatment protocol to prevent the spread of the disease are healthy and produce award-winning olive oil.
Jul. 18, 2022
Millers will be eligible for payments of up to €200,000. The new €35 million funding is part of the broader olive sector recovery plan.
Jul. 5, 2022
Producers from Calabria, Campania and Puglia overcame drought and wildfires to once again place among the world’s highest-quality olive oils in New York.
May. 12, 2022
Local agricultural associations protested a local court's decision and said it would result in further damage to the region’s olive trees.
Apr. 28, 2022
Italian authorities have earmarked €50 million to help private businesses plant new crops in destroyed olive groves and improve overall biodiversity in the region.
Dec. 17, 2021
Using thermal sensing and the powerful noses of dogs, authorities in Puglia ramp up efforts to detect the latest outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa before symptoms occur.
Dec. 1, 2021
A new law in Italy has changed monitoring and removal operations in Xylella-plagued areas. Funds are being used to replant trees and compensate millers.
Nov. 10, 2021
From the hot and dry summer to the Covid-fueled labor shortages and unrelenting spread of Xylella fastidiosa, many farmers in Puglia find themselves in an emergency.
Nov. 1, 2021
Officials warned against underestimating the threat to the region's economy posed by the continued spread of the deadly olive tree disease.
Oct. 27, 2021
From trying out new production methods to transforming waste into renewable energy, the producers behind Frantoio Muraglia have found a winning combination.
Oct. 27, 2021
Steep price rises for energy and fuel are adding unprecedented costs for producers. Meanwhile, agricultural associations warn drought-induced damage is worse than previously predicted.
Oct. 26, 2021
Members of the regional balance commission said no product on the market can cure the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which continues to hurt producers across the region.
Aug. 7, 2020
Farmers have blamed the rapid spread of the wildfires on dead olive trees that were killed by Xylella fastidiosa and never removed by local governments. Some politicians have insinuated that these trees are being intentionally burned.
Jun. 29, 2020
The money will be divided among farmers who suffered at least a 30 percent loss of production.
Jun. 25, 2020
Exports are down and storage facilities are full in Puglia while farmers and local politicians call for urgent support.
Jun. 17, 2020
With the bacteria spreading beyond predictability, an evolving patchwork of strategies aim to identify and contain outbreaks.
Jan. 26, 2020
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline said the company is confident ahead of the upcoming trial. Replanting of the olive trees at issue in the trial is scheduled to begin in February.
Jan. 21, 2020
The Italian Confederation of Agriculture has announced a funding plan to address the ongoing Xylella fastidiosa crisis in Puglia.