United States

Spanish Olive Exports to US Plummet Since Tariffs Imposed

The tariffs are slowly redefining the global table olive trade as new producers fill the void left by Spain in the U.S. market and Spanish growers look to the east to sell their crop.

Oregon Project Aims to Promote Olive Oil Sector

Local growers and researchers from Oregon State University are teaming up to solve some of the biggest problems facing the state's fledgling sector.
Special Report

American Producers Enjoy Another Good Year at NYIOOC

Despite setbacks for many in California, American producers still took home plenty of awards at this year's edition of the world's largest olive oil quality competition.

Texas Governor Signs Olive Oil Advisory Board Bill Into Law

The creation of the advisory board will make it easier for olive growers and oil producers to apply for specific grants and implement quality standards.
Olive Oil Times Special

US Threatens Tariffs on EU Olive Oil Imports

A World Trade Organization decision found that the E.U. has unfairly subsidized plane manufacturer Airbus. The result could be retaliatory tariffs on numerous E.U. goods, including olive oil.

Rival California Olive Packer Steps in to Pick Up Canceled Contracts

Musco Family Olive Company's CEO has said the company will do what it can to offer contracts to table olive growers affected by the Bell-Carter contract cancellations. They will give preference to machine-harvested olives.
Special Report

Bell-Carter Cancels Table Olive Contracts in California

Citing the need to remain competitive in an increasingly global market as well as the high costs of production in California, the American table olive canner and retailer has canceled many of its contracts with local growers.

Gene-edited Soybean Oil Touted as Non-GMO

A Minnesota company hopes their high oleic soybean oil will eventually become a market competitor to olive oil.