05 Oct

Bell Carter Foods in Corning, CA is bustling

  The olive plant is the largest ripe olive producer in the world. The company processes 52,000 tons of olives a year on average, keeping it's 400 employees hard at work. But this years olive crops are falling a bit short thanks to mother nature. ” Weather we're having now can offset next years harvest, […]

03 Jul

Californian Olive Oil Labels reflect new data

As California’s olive oil industry expands and refines, designations of various grades of oil are becoming more distinct and more identifiable. Consumers will face challenges as they learn to differentiate between extra virgin (high-quality) and oil pressed from the pomace of cull olives. All of the oil is expected to move through one market level […]

19 Jun

Timbercorp : High costs dampen almond, olive takeovers

The administrator for failed agribusiness giant Timbercorp has been given approval by the Victorian Supreme Court to apply to wind up the company’s olive and almond schemes. KordaMentha wants to end the schemes to make it easier to sell the 13 almond projects and 11 olive groves in northern Victoria. Spokesman Michael Smith says a […]

17 Jun

Olive growers’ crops looking sparse

By Julie R. Johnson, Officials are scratching their heads as to why this year’s olive crop is the pits. “The crop looked really good early on,” said Doug Compton, assistant commissioner of the Tehama County Agriculture Department. “But then we began hearing reports of poor fruit set from olive growers.” Across the state, Tehama County […]

19 May

Lindsay Olives seeks sales in snack aisle, too

By David Morrill, Walk down the snack aisle of a local grocery store and you’ll find the usual canisters of peanuts, bags of chips and jars of salsa. If Lindsay Olives has its way, you’ll see their cans of olives as well. Owned by Bell-Carter Foods Inc. of Lafayette, Lindsay Olives is in the process […]