Sep. 1, 2021
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
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
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
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
A sharp increase in truckers' wages has caused a spike in olive oil prices.
Jul. 13, 2021
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.
Jun. 8, 2021
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.
May. 28, 2021
Italian olive oil exports grew for the third consecutive year, while direct exports from Spain dropped significantly as tariffs take their toll on Spanish producers.
May. 28, 2021
Officials from the company said the medium-density groves provide them with the flexibility to select the best olive variety for each growing condition.
May. 26, 2021
The free webinar will take place on June 23 and cover siting, orchard establishment and management.
May. 18, 2021
The founder of the UC Davis Olive Center received the California Olive Oil Council's Pioneer Award for his "lasting impact on the state's olive oil industry."
May. 6, 2021
The reopening of hospitality and tourism in the U.S. combined with poor harvests throughout the Mediterranean may have had an impact.
May. 4, 2021
While AB-535 has gained some prominent supporters and breezed through committees, its detractors remain confident a compromise can still be reached.
Aug. 25, 2020
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
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.
Aug. 7, 2020
Forty six member producers – representing a majority of the COOC’s production and revenue – condemned the change to the agreement, arguing it devalued the trade association and California olive oil.
Jul. 8, 2020
The International Culinary Center will be absorbed by New York's Institute for Culinary Education.
Jun. 30, 2020
The U.S. Trade Representative is considering whether to increase existing tariffs on imports from the European Union as well as implement new ones.
Jun. 30, 2020
Newly proposed legislation in the United States seeks to create additional sources of revenue for the agricultural sector while helping to cut down on greenhouse gases.
Jun. 3, 2020
While the data show that plant-based food sales in the United States grew by 90 percent over the same period last year, anecdotal evidence suggests olive oil sales grew with them.