May. 18, 2020
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.
Jan. 27, 2020
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.
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.
Jun. 11, 2018
A warm winter followed by several spring cold snaps have led to fewer olive trees blooming in central California.
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.
Jan. 19, 2016
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
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
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.
Dec. 11, 2014
From one extreme to the other, California farmers are hoping a "biblical rain" will bring relief from this year's historic drought.