California olive oil

Oct. 8, 2020

Harvest Underway in California Amid Historic Wildfires, Covid Concerns

Producers are predicting smaller yields than last year. The record wildfires appear to have had a minimal effect on the state's olive farmers.

Sep. 21, 2020

Olive Center Founder Steps Down After 12 Years

Dan Flynn has announced he will resign as the executive director of the UC Davis Olive Center. His successor’s main challenge will be expanding the center’s financial base.

Aug. 7, 2020

California Trade Group Rescinds Membership Agreement After Backlash

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.

May. 18, 2020

Record Wins for American Producers at World Olive Oil Competition

American producers took home a record-high 56 Gold and 18 Silver Awards at the world's premier olive oil quality competition. Only Spanish and Italian producers received more.

Feb. 17, 2020

Bill Aims to Protect 'Made in California' Brand

A proposed bill would prevent consumers from being misled into buying 'California' olive oils that are actually from somewhere else.

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.

Oct. 2, 2018

Unusual Weather Leads to Dismal Harvest in California

Amid a harvest impacted by late winter temperature fluctuations, California is expecting a 30 percent drop in olive oil production this season.

Aug. 27, 2018

California Olive Ranch Announces Expansion

A $35-million equity infusion is being used to add more than 2,000 acres of farm fields, additional infrastructure, staffing and research and development, the company revealed.

Jul. 25, 2018

Corto Olive Sues Rival Gemsa for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Corto filed a lawsuit today against Gemsa Enterprises, LLC for what Corto called a "flagrant commodity knock-off" of its 51-49 brand of blended oil.

Jun. 11, 2018

Unusual Weather Could Be Problematic for California Olive Crop

A warm winter followed by several spring cold snaps have led to fewer olive trees blooming in central California.

Jun. 10, 2018

Award-Winning Miller Says Goodbye to Pacific Sun

Pablo Voitzuk leaves California's Pacific Sun Farms in the wake of the company's decision to shut down its olive oil production mill after seven successful years and a plethora of awards.

May. 10, 2018

American Producers Win Record Number of Awards

After a successful year at the NYIOOC, producers reflect on what their awards mean to them and what the competition says about their brands and the quality of American extra virgin olive oil.

May. 8, 2018

UC Davis Introduces Growing, Milling and Branding Master Class

The UC Davis Olive Center is introducing a new class on olive growing, milling, and branding in June, bringing expert instructors together for a two-day immersion through classroom and field instruction.

Dec. 12, 2016

California Olive Oil Production Reaches 13,300 Tons

An estimate by the California Olive Oil Council reveals strong growth in the state's production and market share.

Nov. 29, 2016

Gold Rush II: Competition for California Olives Leaves Some Smaller Producers Fruitless

Top-dollar offers from California's Aussie newcomer are tilting the table away from smaller producers in the state.

Nov. 4, 2016

For This Master Miller, 'It's All in the Craft'

Pacific Sun Farms miller Pablo Voitzuk says the magic of quality extra virgin olive oil lies in its fashioning.

Jul. 26, 2016

New Blight Alarms California Olive Growers

The pathogen Neofabraea has been observed on both Arbosana and Arbequina trees in the Sacramento Valley, Glenn County and San Joaquin.

Jan. 19, 2016

Olive Oil Commission of California Holds Informational Meeting

The OOCC was formed by the California olive oil industry for the purpose of developing, verifying and enforcing standards for California olive oil, and for conducting research on olives and olive oil. It held a meeting in Sacramento last week.

Oct. 15, 2015

California's Bumper Crop Might Not Yield the Oil Some Predicted

Producers caution it's too soon to say if the jump in fruit tonnage will yield the 4 million gallons predicted earlier.

Jan. 29, 2015

California State Fair Gets USDA Funding to Host Olive Oil Competition

With $115,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a new competition will promote California olive oils and educate the public on quality standards.

Jan. 5, 2015

California's 'We Olive' Opens in Brooklyn

California-based olive oil retailer We Olive has opened its first East Coast franchise in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Boerum Hill.

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