09 Jul

10m olive saplings ready for export from Iran

Hossein Yousefi told IRIBNews on Sunday that Iran, which is the current president of the International Olive Council, issued identification cards for 300,000 olive trees in the year to March 2007. He stressed that the councils member-states have welcomed Irans export plan. At present, each olive sapling is priced between three and seven dollars in […]

09 Jul

Texas olive oil tapped to bear more fruit

As the demand for healthier food alternative grows, a top Spanish grower is bringing ‘green gold’ rush to the state By Jenalia Moreno, VILLA DEL RIO, SPAIN — Texas is the new frontier for olive oil, the world’s “green gold.” The state already has a small olive oil industry, but now that Spanish food giant […]

05 Jul

Mission Santa Inès is branching out

By Glenn Wallace, Father Michael Mahoney, pastor of Mission Santa Inès, speaks at a Wednesday morning press conference. “Where I stand is what I think is the most hallowed view in this valley,” he said in discussing the mission’s plans to plant a grove of olive trees in the lower field behind him. The new […]

25 May

Big Hunter olive crop predicted

It has been a bumper year for Hunter’s olive industry, which is expected to produce a record crop. The Upper and Lower Hunter now has more than 200,000 olive trees producing table fruit and oil. This year’s harvest will finish next week and vice-president of the Hunter Olive Association, Mike Wilson, says yields are likely […]