U.S. Marketing Order

House Rejects Olive Oil Import Restrictions, Then Farm Bill Altogether

The House failed to pass the 5- year Farm Bill after an overwhelming vote to strike an olive oil provision.

New Farm Bill Includes Olive Oil Controls

The U.S. Farm Bill of 2012 failed to pass, but a new version is back with the same provision for olive oil as last year’s version.
Special Report

Three Fronts Converging in U.S. Olive Oil Industry

Three fronts, and the opposition to them, underscore the growing strength and voice of the U.S. domestic olive oil industry.

European Commission Calls Proposed Olive Oil Marketing Order ‘Unfair’

The E.U. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said a proposed U.S. marketing order for olive oil would cause unfair delays and costs.
Olive Oil Times Special

Spain Announces 6-Month Program to Monitor Olive Oil Quality

A special campaign of random checks will target Spain’s olive oil sector testing olive oil quality and traceability.

California’s 462,000-Acre ‘Field of Dreams’

American olive oil producers and foreign suppliers are headed for a showdown. What's really at stake in the looming olive oil trade war?
Special Report

European Commission Asked to Act on Threat of U.S. ‘Trade Barriers’

Concerns have been raised in the European Parliament about potential harm for E.U. exporters from the proposed U.S. marketing order.

Spanish Producers Fear Imminent U.S. Import Restrictions

Spanish olive oil producers are up in arms over the “unfair” and “absurd” marketing order being considered in the United States Congress.