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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.

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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.

May. 28, 2021

Italy Overtook Spain as Largest Olive Oil Supplier to U.S., Data Shows

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

Boundary Bend Plants California’s Second Largest Medium-Density Grove

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

Olive Center to Host Webinar on Modern Table Olive Production

The free webinar will take place on June 23 and cover siting, orchard establishment and management.

May. 18, 2021

Producers Honor Dan Flynn for His Contributions to California Olive Oil

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

Despite Tariffs, Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Rose to Begin Fiscal Year

The reopening of hospitality and tourism in the U.S. combined with poor harvests throughout the Mediterranean may have had an impact.

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May. 4, 2021

Legislation Restricting Use of 'California' on Olive Oil Labels Gains Momentum

While AB-535 has gained some prominent supporters and breezed through committees, its detractors remain confident a compromise can still be reached.

May. 3, 2021

Spanish Politicians Call on Biden to Drop Black Olive Tariffs Ahead of E.U. Summit

The meeting comes ahead of two important deadlines that will shape future trading relations between Spain and the U.S.

Mar. 31, 2021

USDA Funds More Covid Relief Aid for Farmers

Along with extending additional aid to farmers who did not receive any in the previous round, the package adds funding for many other programs, including organic certification.

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.

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