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Jul. 11, 2022

Preliminary Estimates Suggest Significant Drop in California Production

The Olive Oil Commission of California, which represents 90 percent of the state’s production, said its members will produce 1.8 million gallons this crop year.

Jul. 5, 2022

Awards for California Producers Validate High EVOO Standards

Producers from the Golden State earned a record-high 88 awards at the NYIOOC. One prominent producer believes the state’s EVOO standards set it apart.

Jun. 27, 2022

Award-Winning Producer Hopes to Promote Olive Oil from The Peachtree State

Torrential rain and a congested milling schedule could not dampen Sharon Flanagan’s spirits as the former executive turned farmer struck Gold at the 2022 NYIOOC.

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Jun. 15, 2022

Record Number of NYIOOC Awards for American Producers

Producers from California, Oregon, Texas and Georgia combined to earn 94 awards from 134 entries, despite challenges caused by inflation, supply chain issues and climate.

Jun. 1, 2022

California’s Drought Expected to Worsen in 2022

Low levels of winter precipitation mean that reservoirs and groundwater sources will not be replenished. Officials said farmers will need to adapt.

May. 31, 2022

At Pasolivo, Olive Oil Production Is Art and Science

The central California producers earned five more awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, bringing their total at the competition to 27 since 2016.

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Feb. 15, 2022

Yale Researchers Identify Six Target U.S. Audiences for Climate Change Messaging

Americans’ thinking around climate change has shifted toward more urgency.

Feb. 9, 2022

Brussels Ramps up Pressure on Washington to Drop Black Olive Tariffs

Despite the November 2021 ruling from the World Trade Organization, the United States has yet to drop its anti-subsidy tariffs on Spanish ripe table olive imports.

Jan. 17, 2022

Replacing Saturated Fats With Olive Oil Saves Lives, Harvard Research Suggests

Common causes of illness and death may be lowered significantly by swapping butter, margarine and mayonnaise for olive oil.

Jan. 11, 2022

Burning Biomass in Europe Causes Deforestation in the U.S., Scientists Warn

The U.S. wood pellet industry is the largest supplier for European wood-burning power plants, which scientists argue may undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Dec. 15, 2021

Brightland Drops Claims that Most Olive Oils in U.S. Are Adulterated, Rancid

The California-based company volunteered to remove statements from its website after the North American Olive Oil Association filed a complaint.

Dec. 8, 2021

Calif. Olive Farmers Should Blame Their Government for Inability to Compete with Spain, Not the E.U.

Uncle Sam paid U.S. farmers a record-high $46.5 billion in 2020. Olive farmers in California missed out.

Dec. 7, 2021

U.S. Households Could Slash Emissions by Reducing Junk Food Consumption

A new study suggests 71 percent of households could improve their carbon footprint by consuming less junk food and not buying in bulk.

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Jul. 29, 2021

Trucker Shortage, Pay Increases Hit U.S. Olive Oil Market

A sharp increase in truckers' wages has caused a spike in olive oil prices.

Jul. 13, 2021

A Third of The Best American Olive Oils Come from This California Region

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.

Jul. 1, 2021

EPA Plans to Tackle Food Waste in Effort to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The United Nations found that food waste is responsible for up to 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Jun. 22, 2021

U.S. Court Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers Over Table Olive Tariffs

The Court of International Trade said the Commerce Department had failed to prove that subsidies received by Spanish table olive producers violated U.S. law.

Jun. 14, 2021

Europe and U.S. Close to Deal to End Airbus-Boeing Dispute

If approved by France, Germany and Spain, the deal would be unveiled when U.S. President Joe Biden visits Brussels this week.

Jun. 10, 2021

Sustainable, Organic Production Helps One California Producer Standout

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.

Jun. 8, 2021

Lower Yield Doesn’t Stop U.S. Producers From Celebrating NYIOOC Wins

From Texas to California and Oregon, 38 producers celebrated big wins at the World Olive Oil Competition despite an exceptionally tough harvest for many of them.

May. 28, 2021

Boundary Bend Plants California’s Second Largest Medium-Density Grove

Officials from the company said the medium-density groves provide them with the flexibility to select the best olive variety for each growing condition.

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