United States

May. 27, 2024

Improved Water Efficiency Paramount to Future of California Farmers, Officials Say

Growers will need to save more water and use less as the state will likely become drier in the long term.

May. 16, 2024

U.S. Olive Oil Producers Achieve Record-Breaking Success at World Competition

Olive oil producers from five states combined to earn 95 awards, exceeding the previous record of 94 set in 2022.

Mar. 13, 2024

How an Olive Oil Lover Found Success in The US Market

After discovering her passion for extra virgin olive oil in Crete, Joanne Lacina built a successful importing and online retail business in the U.S.

Mar. 6, 2024

US Surpasses Spain as Second-Largest Olive Oil Consumer

Experts predict the U.S. will overtake Italy to become the world’s largest consumer of olive oil.

Feb. 29, 2024

Campaign Aims to Curb Misuse of 'Regenerative' in Agriculture

With rising demand for organic olive oil, California farmers are at the forefront of efforts to promote the true meaning of organic, regenerative agriculture.

Feb. 23, 2024

World Trade Organization Finds U.S. Noncompliant in Table Olive Trade Spat

The WTO ruled that the U.S. must remove tariffs on Spanish table olive imports, while a separate case is pending in the Court of Appeals.

Jan. 18, 2024

Controlling Black Scale in California Groves

While the invasive insect does not impact oil quality, heavy infestations can reduce olive yields. The pest is expected to spread as California’s winters become milder.

Jan. 5, 2024

Experts Offer Pest-Control Tips for California's Hobby Growers

Hobbyists use organic practices to combat weeds and treat and prevent olive knot, yellow leaves, the olive fruit fly, peacock spot and Verticillium wilt.

Jan. 2, 2024

Corto Bets on Olives as Crop of The Future in Changing Sacramento Valley

As California deals with the impacts of climate change, rising labor costs and worker shortages, Corto Olive president Cliff Little believes planting more olives is a solution.

Jan. 2, 2024

Agritourism Takes Off at Arizona’s Queen Creek Olive Mill

Tourism is key to the success of Queen Creek Olive Mill’s business and the promotion of extra virgin olive oil in Arizona.

Dec. 19, 2023

Olive Center Works to Educate Next Generation of Ag. Pros

The Olea Learn program teaches undergraduates the necessary agronomic and business skills to run an olive farming and olive oil production business.

Dec. 18, 2023

Reflections on 45 Years Championing Italian Olive Oil in America

Nearly half of a century after a chance encounter with an Italian olive oil producer, John J. Profaci looks back on his role in the American market.

Dec. 14, 2023

California College’s Olive Harvest Brings Campus Together

Students and faculty members harvested the Los Angeles campus’s 130-year-old Mission trees to begin what officials hope becomes a new tradition.

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Sep. 20, 2023

Award-Winning Importer Recounts America's Evolving Olive Oil Culture

MillPress Imports co-founder Tim Balshi says quality is key in the competitive U.S. olive oil import market.

Sep. 19, 2023

Data Will Define Next 25 Years at California Olive Ranch, CEO Says

California Olive Ranch grew from a single olive farm to the largest producer in the United States. Now, the company plans to harness the power of data to keep growing.

Sep. 13, 2023

California Olive Farmers Embrace Regenerative Agriculture to Combat Climate Challenges

After the initial investment, California farmers say regenerative farming practices enhance soil health, fight pests and improve oil quality.

Aug. 29, 2023

California Olive Oil Producers Weigh the Impact of Tropical Storm Hilary

Producers across Southern California welcomed the unseasonable rainfall and reported only minor damage from flooding and mudslides.

Aug. 16, 2023

Community Milling in California: Small Growers Encouraged to Reserve Early

From October through December, mills across California will open their doors to hobby growers.

Aug. 14, 2023

State-of-the-Art Irrigation Management Leads to Rising Yields in California

To endure a changing climate, new approaches for managing and optimizing irrigation are paramount.

Aug. 10, 2023

California Producers Keep Olives and Workers Safe in Record Heat

With temperatures breaking records in some parts of the state, producers emphasize the need for irrigation and unconventional working hours.

Aug. 7, 2023

Growers Prepare for Harvest in Northern Frontier of U.S. Olive Oil Production

Hobby growers and professional producers are optimistic about the upcoming harvest in Oregon.

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