‘Olive tree leprosy’ devastating Italy’s farmers, olive oil production

Italian farmers are facing ruin as a plague of “olive tree leprosy” devastates orchards across southern Europe. The Xylella bacteria has hit particularly hard in the country’s Puglia region along its southeastern coast. That along with hail and drought has led to 25 percent drop off in the country’s olive oil production, according to the… Read More on New York Post