California olive oil

Dec. 15, 2021

Brightland Drops Claims that Most Olive Oils in U.S. Are Adulterated, Rancid

The California-based company volunteered to remove statements from its website after the North American Olive Oil Association filed a complaint.

Sep. 1, 2021

Both Sides of Labeling Divide Satisfied As Amended Bill Passes California Senate

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

Olive Center’s New Director Begins Planning for The Future of California Olive Oil

Javier Fernandez-Salvador has plenty of plans for his new job including optimizing olive growing and harvesting for California’s changing climate.

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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. 13, 2021

A Third of The Best American Olive Oils Come from This California Region

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Dec. 28, 2020

California Farmer Learns to Adapt to Constant Change

Challenges created by the pandemic and climate change prompted an award-winning producer to go with the flow.

Dec. 18, 2020

California Yield Will Be Lower than Predicted

Climate and Covid-19 complicated the harvest for many producers as they entered an off-year, but quality is reportedly as high as ever.

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.

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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.

Jan. 17, 2018

UC Davis Olive Center Turns 10

The University of California at Davis Olive Center celebrates its tenth anniversary this week as a research and education center that continues to make an impact on the olive oil industry worldwide.

Dec. 15, 2017

California Olive Ranch Gets $35M Investment

COR said it had received the largest investment ever for an American producer that will be used for research, expansion, and the implementation of environmental initiatives.

Nov. 30, 2017

After Wildfires, California Producers Find Inspiration in Harvest

California olive growers discuss this year's expected yields, as well as the challenges and rewards of their work.

Nov. 1, 2017

California Olive Ranch Looks Abroad

CEO Gregg Kelley called an alliance with producers in Argentina “an opportunity to bring a diverse portfolio to our customers while growing our network of farms and grower partners.”

Oct. 23, 2017

Wildfires Not Expected to Impact Record Olive Oil Production in California

The 2017 harvest is on track for a record production of 4.3 million gallons, according to the California Olive Oil Council.

Oct. 10, 2017

'Apocalyptic' Scenes in Napa and Sonoma

Communities along Northern California's famous wine region have been ravaged by wildfires that came out of nowhere.

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