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May. 18, 2022

Meet the Producer Who Swapped Her L.A. Law Office for California’s Central Coast

Kathryn Keeeler brings the same vigor and due diligence from the legal world to the olive oil one, with award-winning results.

Apr. 25, 2022

California Olive Ranch Promotes Traceability with New Smart Labels

The company wants to give customers a way to learn more about their olive oil. However, some question the effectiveness of smart labels not backed by blockchain.

Mar. 31, 2022

Italian Olive Oil Producer Plans New U.S. Facility

Certified Origins, which produces the Bellucci brand, is investing $25 million in a new facility to blend, bottle, package and distribute its oils in Virginia.

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Feb. 23, 2022

U.S. Provides $1 Billion to Farmers to Fight Climate Change

The USDA is looking to promote the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and the advancement of carbon sequestration techniques in rural and forestry operations.

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.

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Nov. 29, 2021

Son of Pioneering Oregonian Wine Producers Blazes a Trail for Olive Oil

The owner of the state’s only commercial mill reflects on the challenges of producing award-winning olive oil in Oregon.

Nov. 23, 2021

Why the U.S. Lags Behind Other Western Nations on Carbon Tax Issue

Implementing a carbon tax is increasingly viewed as one of the best ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. has struggled to pass one.

Nov. 20, 2021

WTO Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers in Table Olive Dispute

The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.

Nov. 15, 2021

Heart Association Declines to Endorse EVOO Consumption in Latest Guidance

The AHA recommended that Americans eat liquid plant oils instead of tropical oils, animal fats and partially hydrogenated fats, but stopped short of singling out extra virgin olive oil.

Nov. 3, 2021

USDA Provides 'Historic' Funding for Specialty Crops

Through two programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $243 million available to improve production efficiency and fund research.

Oct. 26, 2021

Researchers Offer a Different Approach to Rating Foods

A new food rating system will allow institutions, producers and consumers to make healthier diet choices, according to a research team from Tufts University.

Sep. 27, 2021

U.S., Europe Announce Plans to Dramatically Cut Methane Emissions

The trans-Atlantic partners have announced an effort to cut methane emissions by 30 percent in an effort to meet commitments outlined by the Paris Agreement.

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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.

May. 26, 2021

Olive Center to Host Webinar on Modern Table Olive Production

The free webinar will take place on June 23 and cover siting, orchard establishment and management.

May. 18, 2021

Producers Honor Dan Flynn for His Contributions to California Olive Oil

The founder of the UC Davis Olive Center received the California Olive Oil Council's Pioneer Award for his "lasting impact on the state's olive oil industry."

May. 6, 2021

Despite Tariffs, Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Rose to Begin Fiscal Year

The reopening of hospitality and tourism in the U.S. combined with poor harvests throughout the Mediterranean may have had an impact.

May. 4, 2021

Legislation Restricting Use of 'California' on Olive Oil Labels Gains Momentum

While AB-535 has gained some prominent supporters and breezed through committees, its detractors remain confident a compromise can still be reached.

May. 3, 2021

Spanish Politicians Call on Biden to Drop Black Olive Tariffs Ahead of E.U. Summit

The meeting comes ahead of two important deadlines that will shape future trading relations between Spain and the U.S.

Mar. 31, 2021

USDA Funds More Covid Relief Aid for Farmers

Along with extending additional aid to farmers who did not receive any in the previous round, the package adds funding for many other programs, including organic certification.

Mar. 30, 2021

U.S. and Spanish Officials Discuss Future of Tariffs, Trade

The Spanish table olive sector urged its government to make progress on removing all tariffs. The U.S. warned Spain's new digital service tax could lead to new ones.

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