Mar. 16, 2021
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.
Oct. 8, 2020
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. 30, 2019
The Olive Oil Commission of California announced new rules that will apply to large producers, including adding best by dates to all olive oil labels and tightening the rules regarding how olive oil provenance is labeled.
Aug. 28, 2019
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. 12, 2019
Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.
Oct. 31, 2018
Long-time producer and certified sommelier Theo Stephan looks to bring her love for olive oil and the environment full circle.
Oct. 2, 2018
Amid a harvest impacted by late winter temperature fluctuations, California is expecting a 30 percent drop in olive oil production this season.
Jul. 25, 2018
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. 14, 2017
In the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara, California, Los Olivos is a place rich in culture and history.
Mar. 1, 2017
Headwinds for Europe's olive oil market appear to bode well for California's growing industry.
Jan. 19, 2017
Since 1936, the Sciabicas have continued a family tradition of quality production and a commitment to their customers.
Dec. 12, 2016
An estimate by the California Olive Oil Council reveals strong growth in the state's production and market share.
Nov. 29, 2016
Top-dollar offers from California's Aussie newcomer are tilting the table away from smaller producers in the state.