N. America

Jan. 27, 2020

Wildfires Unlikely to Impact 2019 Production Figures in California

Olive growers have largely been spared the fate of wine producers, who are likely to suffer setbacks from the Kincade fire that raged through Sonoma county late last year.

Jan. 26, 2020

Trump Wants a New Trade Deal with Europe

The president said he wants a new agreement with Europe in place before the November election.

Jan. 26, 2020

Australia Hails Sino-American Trade Deal, but Danger Lurks for Farmers

The new accord favors global economic growth in general but could lead to a reduction of the Australian share in the Chinese market.

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.

Sep. 18, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Surge Ahead of WTO Decision

The WTO has reportedly decided whether it will approve tariffs on European goods headed to the U.S. and is set to make an announcement soon. Until then, importers are accelerating purchasing schedules in order stock up on Spanish oils.

Aug. 28, 2019

Producers in California Expect a Return to Normal Yields This Season

The California Olive Oil Council estimates that olive oil production will reach about 4.0 million gallons this year, a 135-percent increase compared with last year's dismal harvest.

Aug. 26, 2019

U.S. Lawmakers Warn Against Trump Tariffs on E.U. Olive Oil

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has come together to warn that tariffs on European Union olive oil imports will lead to higher prices and could cause olive oil shortages.

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.

Feb. 27, 2019

Poor Harvests Lead to More Vigilance in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulently labeled olive oil in light of the poor European harvest this year.

Feb. 19, 2019

Auburn University Raising Money for Olive Oil and Alzheimer's Research

Researchers at Auburn University have found that a compound in extra virgin olive oil might be valuable for helping prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Feb. 12, 2019

Olive Growing Seminar Returns to UC Davis

About 75 professional and aspiring olive farmers will gather at the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater in Davis, California for an olive growing master class hosted by the Olive Center and instructed by several experts.

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.

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