United States

Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish Olives

The E.U. has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, but the short-staffed trade entity faces a massive backlog. Spanish olive producers face an uncertain future with a December 2019 deadline looming.

Genetic Tweak to Photosynthesis Could Improve Crop Yields

While the tweak has yet to be tested in edible plants, scientists think this could revolutionize the food production -and olive production - industries.
Special Report

Florida Farmers Lay the Foundation for a Growing South East Industry

River Run Olive Oil Company is planting new groves in Florida armed with a keen attention to agricultural details and advice from colleagues from across the country.

As Citrus Struggles, Some Olive Growers Take Root in Florida

Olives are not new to the Sunshine State, but their economic viability is coming into the spotlight as citrus struggles.
Olive Oil Times Special

Mediterranean Diet Could Save U.S. Economy Billions

A new study has shown the cost-effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet.

Importers’ Group Announces New Labeling Rules

The North American Olive Oil Association will require its members to apply two-year best-by dates on labels, ensure that country of origin details are clear, and provide recommendations for storage and usage.
Special Report

Winners and Losers in the Growing American Market for Bulk Imports

Some exporters have been able to take advantage of the growing American demand for bulk olive oil.

Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.