Sep. 1, 2021
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
Javier Fernandez-Salvador has plenty of plans for his new job including optimizing olive growing and harvesting for California’s changing climate.
Aug. 5, 2021
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
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
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.
Jun. 10, 2021
Gold Ridge Organic Farms earned three Gold Awards and a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC. The owner said organic production was the key to their success.
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.
Dec. 28, 2020
Challenges created by the pandemic and climate change prompted an award-winning producer to go with the flow.
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.
Aug. 7, 2020
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. 8, 2018
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.
Nov. 30, 2017
California olive growers discuss this year's expected yields, as well as the challenges and rewards of their work.
Oct. 23, 2017
The 2017 harvest is on track for a record production of 4.3 million gallons, according to the California Olive Oil Council.
Oct. 9, 2017
COR is aiming to become one of the first large, permanent crop farmers to effectively pursue a regenerative agriculture approach, which entails slashing waste and reusing byproducts.