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May. 20, 2022

After 10 Successful Years Farming, Mother-Daughter Team Pivots to Oleotourism

The producers behind the Groves on 41 have parlayed award-winning production into a tourism operation focused on sustainable farming and cooking with olive oil.

May. 18, 2022

Meet the Producer Who Swapped Her L.A. Law Office for California’s Central Coast

Kathryn Keeeler brings the same vigor and due diligence from the legal world to the olive oil one, with award-winning results.

Apr. 25, 2022

California Olive Ranch Promotes Traceability with New Smart Labels

The company wants to give customers a way to learn more about their olive oil. However, some question the effectiveness of smart labels not backed by blockchain.

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Mar. 31, 2022

Italian Olive Oil Producer Plans New U.S. Facility

Certified Origins, which produces the Bellucci brand, is investing $25 million in a new facility to blend, bottle, package and distribute its oils in Virginia.

Feb. 15, 2022

Yale Researchers Identify Six Target U.S. Audiences for Climate Change Messaging

Americans’ thinking around climate change has shifted toward more urgency.

Feb. 9, 2022

Brussels Ramps up Pressure on Washington to Drop Black Olive Tariffs

Despite the November 2021 ruling from the World Trade Organization, the United States has yet to drop its anti-subsidy tariffs on Spanish ripe table olive imports.

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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.

Sep. 1, 2021

Both Sides of Labeling Divide Satisfied As Amended Bill Passes California Senate

The bill, AB-535, would require brands that use the term “California” in their name to disclose the minimum percentage of California olive oil in their blended products.

Aug. 24, 2021

Olive Center’s New Director Begins Planning for The Future of California Olive Oil

Javier Fernandez-Salvador has plenty of plans for his new job including optimizing olive growing and harvesting for California’s changing climate.

Aug. 5, 2021

California’s Olive Oil Producers Face Uncertain Future as Historic Drought Continues

While some farmers remain optimistic that research and preparation will yield a fruitful future, others worry about the diminishing prospects of surface irrigation.

Aug. 4, 2021

Family Behind Organic Roots Adapts as California Drought Refuses to Break

The Polit family started out as rice farmers, but the state’s decades-long drought caused them to begin growing olives, which they continue to transform into award-winning oils.

Jul. 29, 2021

Trucker Shortage, Pay Increases Hit U.S. Olive Oil Market

A sharp increase in truckers' wages has caused a spike in olive oil prices.

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.

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Mar. 30, 2021

U.S. and Spanish Officials Discuss Future of Tariffs, Trade

The Spanish table olive sector urged its government to make progress on removing all tariffs. The U.S. warned Spain's new digital service tax could lead to new ones.

Mar. 16, 2021

New Legislation Aims to Limit Use of ‘California’ on Olive Oil Labels

Supporters of Assembly Bill 535 say it will protect California growers from unfair business practices. Detractors believe the bill punishes large producers and is unconstitutional.

Mar. 5, 2021

Europe, U.S. Agree to Freeze Tariffs for Four Months

The decision came after a phone call between the U.S. president and European commissioner and will give the two sides time to negotiate a new trade deal.

Mar. 5, 2021

Costco Poised for Upturn in U.S. Olive Oil Consumption

Trends seen at America’s fourth-largest retailer may predict where the olive oil sector is going.

Feb. 10, 2021

UC Davis Olive Center Appoints New Director

Javier Fernandez-Salvador will join the UC Davis Olive Center as its executive director in June.

Jan. 4, 2021

California Table Olive Harvest Exceeds Expectations Despite Pandemic, Wildfires

The table olive harvest in the Golden State was between 9,000 and 15,000 tons larger than initially expected. The transition to high density groves has increased efficiency and quality, one of the state's main producers said.

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.

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