19 Jul

Olive oil output up

World olive oil production is likely to grow at least 10 per cent in the coming crop year, after an already strong year in 2006/07, the International Olive Council (IOC) said. In the current crop year, which ends on Sept 30, output could reach 3.0 million tonnes, up from 2.6 million tonnes the year before. […]

24 May

Olives add new dimension to economy

By Sarah Lee OLIVES are being picked across the Broke and Hambledon Hill areas in abundance confirming this year as the biggest and best harvest yet. Hunter Olive Association vice president Mike Wilson is very pleased with the outcome of harvest that began in February. While it was an early start to picking this year, […]