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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.