19 Jul

Olive oil output up

World olive oil production is likely to grow at least 10 per cent in the coming crop year, after an already strong year in 2006/07, the International Olive Council (IOC) said. In the current crop year, which ends on Sept 30, output could reach 3.0 million tonnes, up from 2.6 million tonnes the year before. […]

29 Aug

Quick hits: Calif. olive oil grows

There’s a growing market for California olive oil. Production in the state increased 168 percent between 1996 and 2004, and continues apace. California growers produce about 425,000 gallons and are on track for 750,000 gallons annually in three or four years, overtaking the French. U.S. consumers purchase 65 million gallons of olive oil annually, almost […]