The bagged grape of the Vinalopó starts the campaign 2018/2019

This year, the emblematic act of cutting the first bunch of Uva Embolsada del Vinalopó with Protected Designation of Origin (D.O.P.), in its twenty-ninth edition, has been held in La Romana, one of the seven municipalities covered by the D.O.P. The first bunch of the 2018 campaign has been cut by Elena Cebrián Calvo, Minister of Agriculture, Environment, Climate Change and Rural Development, who was accompanied by the President of the PDO Regulatory Council, José Bernabeu, the speaker. guest, María José San Román, Michelin star for her Monastrell restaurant, María Teresa Cháfer, General Director of Rural Development and PAC and the Diputación de Fomento de Diputación de Alicante, Sebastián Cañada.

Bioviti aims to use biodiversity as a competitive tool for wine growers

The operating group of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food #Bioviti, which aims to use biodiversity as a competitiveness tool for wine growers, has just taken its first steps with a meeting held in Valencia.

The Spanish vintage will be around 42-43 million hectoliters next season

Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España estimates that wine production could be between 42-43 million hectoliters, a figure still provisional, as highlighted by the president of the sector Angel Villafranca, because the harvest is not as advanced as last year since the weather always uncertain, could affect the development of the vineyard in the coming weeks.

The US confirms the tariffs and Asemesa asks the EU to take the case to the WTO

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has formally published its final resolution regarding the impact of imports of black olive from Spain on the California producing sector. As it happened in the preliminary ruling of early August of last year, the USITC has affirmatively decided to conclude that imports of Spanish laws cause harm in that sector.

UPA defends the direct sale of raw milk "with all the guarantees"

The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers has positioned itself in favor of the direct sale of raw milk by Spanish livestock farms. The recent approval of a decree that regulates this practice in Catalonia has aroused the interest of the entire livestock sector and also certain doubts on the part of consumers in relation to this product.

The Ministry appoints Gema Hernández as new director of AICA

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has appointed Gema Hernández Maroñas as the new director of the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA). A career officer and member of the State Agronomist Engineers Corps, Gema Hernández Maroñas has been, previously, deputy assistant director of Fruits and Vegetables, Olive Oil and Wine, and during her professional work in the Ministry she has paid special attention to the wine sector. Until now, he was working within the General Subdirectorate of Support and Coordination of the General Secretariat of Agriculture and Food.

The European wine sector meets in Jerez with an eye on Brexit and the reform of the CAP

The European Committee of Wine Companies (CEEV), entity that represents the EU wine sector and that counts among its members with 24 national organizations, the FEV in the case of Spain, has held its General Assembly today in Jerez. An appointment that has had the support of FEDEJEREZ and the Regulatory Council of the DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and that has served to analyze some of the priority issues for the future of European wineries, such as the Brexit or the future of the CAP.

Asemesa focuses on defense of black olives

ASEMESA has concentrated in front of the Consulate of the USA in Seville in defense of the black olive in an act where they have participated the industry (envasadores, entamadores and exporters), agriculturalists, cooperatives and administrations.

The Olive Oils plane flies to 37 cities in 17 countries

The Interprofessional of Spanish Olive Oil, through its olive oil promotion brand of Spain, and the European Union, have presented today, in terminal 4 of the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport, a new promotional action framed within the Olive Oil World Tour campaign.

Coag demands that the EU defend the black olive before the US attack

Hundreds of members of COAG Andalucía have spoken before the headquarters of the United States Consulate in Seville, headed by the Secretary General, Miguel López; the Provincial Secretary, Ramón García, and the olive manager of Mesa, Antonio Rodríguez.