North America

North America

Conference Urges Olive Oil Merchants to Monitor their Supply Chain

A small New York conference offered retailers and distributors pointers on managing risk and improving profits in the olive oil business.

High Society: Chemists Recognize 9 Olive Oil Tasting Panels that Made the Grade

The American Oil Chemists' Society anointed 9 panels on its annual list of top tasters.

Texas Olive Growers Stake Their Claim

The Longhorn state has a long way to go to overcome California as America’s top dog in the olive and olive oil trade, but Texan farmers are planning to get there one step at a time.

As California Grapples with Water Shortage, Olive Oil Producers See an ‘Up Year’

Despite a wrenching drought and a widening debate over California's water supply, forecasts for the 2015 olive harvest are surprisingly upbeat.

Olive Center Offers Two Courses for Olive Oil Sensory Evaluation

The UC Davis Olive Center is offering its 12th and 13th Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Courses starting June 15.

Two Out of Three California Olive Oils Fail New Homegrown Standards, Report Finds

A trade group released two reports raising questions about new California standards, which it says were hastily developed to avoid legal challenges.
Special Report

Drought Rages On in California

While golf courses and cemetery lawns go brown and cars get dirty, no cutbacks were imposed on the huge agriculture industry.

California Olive Oil Pioneer, Nan McEvoy

When anyone told Nan Tucker McEvoy that something would be tough, or that is simply could not be done, she had a knack for going out and proving them wrong.