16 Feb

Olive business blossoms

By Andrea Bennett, When Clifford C. Graber first came here from Indiana, he lived in a tent on his land. He built his house and planted citrus trees as the burgeoning industry that would later define the region was catching on more than a century ago. It was a different fruit, though, that would occupy […]

01 Feb

Turkish olive growers emulate Spain

Turkish olive and olive oil exporters examine factories in the Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville and Cordoba that meet 51 percent of total global demand for olive oil, and hold meetings with representatives of the Olive and Olive Oil Exporters Association, the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives and prominent olive and olive oil producers in the […]

14 Nov

Boundary Bend vying for the title of Australia’s top farm exporter

By Martin Watters, A LARA-based olive oil giant could become Australia’s top farm exporter eights months on from bracing for a potential $5 million disaster. Boundary Bend limited is an agribusiness national finalist at this year’s Australian Export Awards after recently clinching the Victorian title. The firm was Australia’s largest extra virgin olive oil supplier […]

16 Oct

Cargill, Spain’s Hojiblanca unite in olive oil JV

U.S. agri-business Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] has signed a joint venture with Spanish cooperative Hojiblanca to source, trade and supply up-market and bulk olive oil, the companies said on Tuesday. In a joint statement, the companies said the partnership would strengthen Cargill’s involvement in premium olive oil to compliment its presence in the sunflower, rapeseed, soy, […]

09 Oct

Peruvian olives facing the United States market

According to estimates of the Foreign Trade Institute of Spain, United States consumes about 170,000 tons of olives annually, which accounts for over half a kilo per habitant. That could be explained because of the higher conscience of Americans about healthy products as well as the new preferences for exotic products. Therefore, olives are consumed […]