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Nov. 6, 2023

Cautious Optimism as Olive Harvest Gets Underway in California

Estimates suggest olive oil production could reach three million gallons, a significant increase over last year.

Oct. 17, 2023

California Olive Farmers Create Pollinator Habitats to Boost Biodiversity

Farmers are cultivating native plants to reverse the effects of climate change on beneficial insect and pollinator habitats.

Oct. 11, 2023

How Air Pollution Affects Olive Oil Quality in California

Producers and researchers weigh in on the impact of wildfire smoke and air pollution on the local olive oil industry.

Sep. 13, 2023

California Olive Farmers Embrace Regenerative Agriculture to Combat Climate Challenges

After the initial investment, California farmers say regenerative farming practices enhance soil health, fight pests and improve oil quality.

Aug. 29, 2023

California Olive Oil Producers Weigh the Impact of Tropical Storm Hilary

Producers across Southern California welcomed the unseasonable rainfall and reported only minor damage from flooding and mudslides.

Aug. 17, 2023

Chemistry Takes Center Stage at Olive Center Course

The workshop is an opportunity to get practical, hands-on experience at a state-of-the-art laboratory

Aug. 16, 2023

Community Milling in California: Small Growers Encouraged to Reserve Early

From October through December, mills across California will open their doors to hobby growers.

Aug. 14, 2023

State-of-the-Art Irrigation Management Leads to Rising Yields in California

To endure a changing climate, new approaches for managing and optimizing irrigation are paramount.

Aug. 10, 2023

California Producers Keep Olives and Workers Safe in Record Heat

With temperatures breaking records in some parts of the state, producers emphasize the need for irrigation and unconventional working hours.

Aug. 7, 2023

Growers Prepare for Harvest in Northern Frontier of U.S. Olive Oil Production

Hobby growers and professional producers are optimistic about the upcoming harvest in Oregon.


Aug. 2, 2023

Spain Reclaims Top Spot as Largest Olive Oil Exporter to U.S.

The removal of trade barriers and changes in strategy by Spanish companies has resulted in a steady increase in olive oil exports to the lucrative U.S. market.

Aug. 2, 2023

Sustainable Farming is Key to Quality as California Becomes Hotter and Drier

Investing in renewable energy, drip irrigation and organic practices helps the producers behind Spanish Oaks Ranch achieve award-winning quality.

Jul. 19, 2023

Researchers in California Test New Solutions for Olive Fruit Fly

Researchers at the University of California are testing a range of insecticide products for efficacy in controlling olive fruit flies.

Jul. 12, 2023

Graza Co-Founder Andrew Benin Is on A Roll

Already in 3,000 stores across the U.S., the upstart Graza has momentum rarely seen in a notoriously crowded and challenging marketplace.

Jun. 29, 2023

Olive Groves in Texas Remain Barren Ahead of Harvest Season

Due to extensive damage from consecutive winters of extremely low temperatures, olive groves in Texas have not borne fruit since the 2020 harvest.

Jun. 28, 2023

Trade Group Highlights Sustainability at Manhattan Tasting Event

The North American Olive Oil Association sought to educate retailers, producers and consumers on the environmental advantages of olive oil production over other options.

Jun. 26, 2023

Georgia’s Largest Olive Oil Producer Gears Up for Its (Very) Early Harvest

While drought is not an issue in the Peach State, humidity and hurricanes are not uncommon during Georgia’s late summer harvest.

Jun. 26, 2023

Late Winter Rains, Heavy Blooms Herald a Promising Season in California

A wet and mild winter followed by strong flowering has olive oil producers feeling good about the coming harvest.