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Jan. 15, 2020

New Chemical Approach to Compromised EVOO

UC Davis researchers have developed a more rapid and cost-effective process to determine the reliability of a product bottled with an extra virgin olive oil label.

Jan. 8, 2020

COOC Names New Exec. Director

Patricia King has been named executive director for the California Olive Oil Council after Patty Darragh's retirement last fall after 22 years with the council.

Nov. 5, 2019

U.S. Leaves Paris Climate Agreement

On Monday the U.S. government announced its withdrawal from the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change, due to the economic burden of complying with the requirements.

Oct. 16, 2019

Importers Ask for Tariff Exemption for Goods Shipped Before October

The NAOOA and 80 other trade organizations argue that tariffs applied to goods shipped from Europe prior to October would only hurt American importers and consumers.

Oct. 3, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil on Final List of Retaliatory Tariffs on E.U. Goods

Along with some Spanish olive oils, certain types of table olives from both France and Spain will also face a 25-percent tariff on U.S. imports. Olive oils from Italy, Portugal and Greece will be unaffected.

Oct. 2, 2019

U.S. Can Impose $7.5 Billion of Tariffs on European Goods, WTO Says

Officials in the United States have yet to decide which goods will be subject to the tariffs. Olive oil and table olives were both included in preliminary lists.

Aug. 12, 2019

Corto Olive and Gemsa Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute

Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.

Jul. 29, 2019

Musco Reaches Quota for Signing New Olive Grower Deals

The Musco Family Olive Company said that it is unable to offer any more new contracts to olive farmers whose previous ones were canceled by Bell-Carter earlier this year.

Jul. 25, 2019

U.S. and E.U. Olive Oil Sectors Anxiously Await Trade Ruling

The imposition of tariffs on European Union olive oil exports to the United States would hurt farmers, raise prices in America and be difficult to undo.

Jul. 23, 2019

Donations Help Fund Research and Award-Winning Production at UC Davis

Recent donations have allowed the leading U.S. olive oil research center to invest in new equipment, expand their olive groves and improve production.

Jul. 17, 2019

Italian Producers Could Lose $200M if U.S. Tariffs Approved, Trade Group Warns

The Italian olive oil association warns that olive oil prices could double as a result of the tariffs, which have the potential to cut Italian oil exports to the U.S. by 50 percent.

Jul. 11, 2019

Reimagining Olive Oil for Millennials

Olive oil has been used for generations, but two brands are interpreting the food for young buyers looking to purchase simple, honest products in and out of the kitchen.

Jun. 6, 2019

Spanish Olive Exports to US Plummet Since Tariffs Imposed

The tariffs are slowly redefining the global table olive trade as new producers fill the void left by Spain in the U.S. market and Spanish growers look to the east to sell their crop.

Jan. 21, 2019

Genetic Tweak to Photosynthesis Could Improve Crop Yields

While the tweak has yet to be tested in edible plants, scientists think this could revolutionize the food production -and olive production - industries.

Dec. 11, 2018

Spain's Olive Oil Ambition: To Be the World's Best

The world’s top producer wants to be the best, not just the biggest. They’re on track.

Nov. 20, 2018

'Crafted in California' Makes its Debut

Prompted by the scarcity and cost of local fruit, California Olive Ranch unveiled a new range of imported blends.

Nov. 1, 2018

Florida Farmers Lay the Foundation for a Growing South East Industry

River Run Olive Oil Company is planting new groves in Florida armed with a keen attention to agricultural details and advice from colleagues from across the country.

Oct. 31, 2018

Global Gardens Founder Sees Olive Tree as Keystone of California Permaculture

Long-time producer and certified sommelier Theo Stephan looks to bring her love for olive oil and the environment full circle.

Oct. 22, 2018

Canada's First Olive Farm Weathers Difficult Winter

A year after their first successful harvest made headlines, Sheri and George Braun were left unable to fill any of their orders. Still, the couple said the project’s uncertainty is part of what makes it worth doing.

Oct. 19, 2018

As Citrus Struggles, Some Olive Growers Take Root in Florida

Olives are not new to the Sunshine State, but their economic viability is coming into the spotlight as citrus struggles.

Oct. 3, 2018

Yale Olive Oil Conference Underway

No less than 26 speakers each had between 20 and 40 minutes today in a rapid-fire mix of mostly scientific presentations on the mechanisms behind the health benefits of olive oil.

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