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Nov. 29, 2021

Son of Pioneering Oregonian Wine Producers Blazes a Trail for Olive Oil

The owner of the state’s only commercial mill reflects on the challenges of producing award-winning olive oil in Oregon.

Nov. 20, 2021

WTO Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers in Table Olive Dispute

The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.

Nov. 15, 2021

Heart Association Declines to Endorse EVOO Consumption in Latest Guidance

The AHA recommended that Americans eat liquid plant oils instead of tropical oils, animal fats and partially hydrogenated fats, but stopped short of singling out extra virgin olive oil.

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Nov. 3, 2021

USDA Provides 'Historic' Funding for Specialty Crops

Through two programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $243 million available to improve production efficiency and fund research.

Oct. 26, 2021

Researchers Offer a Different Approach to Rating Foods

A new food rating system will allow institutions, producers and consumers to make healthier diet choices, according to a research team from Tufts University.

Sep. 23, 2021

WTO Delays Judgement on Spanish Black Olive Tariffs for Third Time

The European Union and the United States are negotiating a solution to the disagreement over anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Spain.

Jul. 13, 2021

A Third of The Best American Olive Oils Come from This California Region

Producers from California’s Central Coast attributed the climate, soil and dedication of local institutions to their big successes at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jul. 8, 2021

As Canadian Olive Oil Market Grows, Greek Exporters Fall Behind

While olive oil consumption increases in the wealthy North American country, the share belonging to Greek olive oil has remained stagnant.

Jul. 1, 2021

EPA Plans to Tackle Food Waste in Effort to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The United Nations found that food waste is responsible for up to 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Jun. 22, 2021

U.S. Court Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers Over Table Olive Tariffs

The Court of International Trade said the Commerce Department had failed to prove that subsidies received by Spanish table olive producers violated U.S. law.

Jun. 14, 2021

Europe and U.S. Close to Deal to End Airbus-Boeing Dispute

If approved by France, Germany and Spain, the deal would be unveiled when U.S. President Joe Biden visits Brussels this week.

Jun. 10, 2021

Sustainable, Organic Production Helps One California Producer Standout

Gold Ridge Organic Farms earned three Gold Awards and a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC. The owner said organic production was the key to their success.

Jun. 8, 2021

Lower Yield Doesn’t Stop U.S. Producers From Celebrating NYIOOC Wins

From Texas to California and Oregon, 38 producers celebrated big wins at the World Olive Oil Competition despite an exceptionally tough harvest for many of them.

Dec. 18, 2020

California Yield Will Be Lower than Predicted

Climate and Covid-19 complicated the harvest for many producers as they entered an off-year, but quality is reportedly as high as ever.

Nov. 17, 2020

Trump's Days in Power Are Numbered, But His Tariffs May Endure

While European exporters are optimistic that the Biden administration will reset trading relations, the effects on the domestic olive oil sector remains to be seen.

Oct. 15, 2020

WTO Approves $4B in Tariffs on U.S. Goods Imported to Europe

The widely-expected move could pave the way to a de-escalation of trade tensions between the E.U. and U.S.

Oct. 8, 2020

Harvest Underway in California Amid Historic Wildfires, Covid Concerns

Producers are predicting smaller yields than last year. The record wildfires appear to have had a minimal effect on the state's olive farmers.

Sep. 22, 2020

USDA Extends Coronavirus Relief to Olive Growers

The USDA has made $14 billion available in its second round of relief for farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep. 21, 2020

Olive Center Founder Steps Down After 12 Years

Dan Flynn has announced he will resign as the executive director of the UC Davis Olive Center. His successor’s main challenge will be expanding the center’s financial base.

Aug. 25, 2020

Europe Removes Tariffs on U.S. Lobsters in Bid to De-Escalate Trade Tensions

In return for removing $111 million tariffs on lobster imports, the United States will eliminate $160 million in tariffs on a range of goods. Observers see this as the first step in de-escalating trade tensions that led to the imposition of a 25 percent tariff on some Spanish olive oils.

Aug. 19, 2020

U.S. Rejects E.U. Demand to Drop Tariffs on Agricultural Goods

Tariffs on Spanish olive oil and French and Spanish table olives will remain at 25 percent however, after the U.S. opted not to increase them.

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