Archive for the 'California' Category

22 Aug

California Table olive growers to receive higher prices

California table olive growers will receive prices for their 2008 crop that are 5% to 10% higher than last year’s crop, but the crop is off by nearly half. The Olive Growers Council on Thursday announced agreement with the Bell Carter Olive Co. in Corning and Musco Family Olive Co. in Tracy for table olive […]

17 Aug

Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival returns on Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paso Robles Main Street Association presents the 5th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival Saturday, August 23, 2008 11am – 4pm Downtown Paso Robles City Park Free Olive Oil and Olive product sampling Producers from all over California Olive Oil Tasting lead by the California Olive Oil Council Culinary Row serving great food Wine & Beer […]

17 Aug

Create energy by burning olive pits

by Jennifer Wadsworth, A local olive cannery with help from a private inventor has found a way to simultaneously create energy and recycle salty sewer water — by burning olive pits. Heat from burned pits boils blackened sewage into steam that spins a 104-year-old engine outside Musco Family Olive Co., a plant on the southern […]

12 Aug

California olive crop shrinks

The 2008 California olive crop forecast is 65,000 tons, down 49 percent from last year’s crop of 132,500 tons, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Bearing acreage is estimated at 31,000 for a yield of 2.1 tons per acre, less than half of last year’s yield […]

05 Aug

California: State Senate OKs new rules for olive oil grades

The state Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that would make California’s olive oil grades conform to international standards and require that bottles of the product be labeled accordingly. The move follows approval by the Assembly last month. “Olive oil is a rapidly growing industry in California, with volume projected to increase by 1,000% in […]