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The American Olive Oil Producers Association (AOOPA) was established as a voice for high quality domestic olive oil producers and consumers. America farmers united in 2012, forming AOOPA as a non-profit trade association, to ensure that there is a robust domestic production of extra virgin olive oil for consumer's health benefit and culinary enjoyment.
American Olive Oil Producers Association Mission:

To promote the viability of the domestic olive oil industry and ensure the integrity of olive oil for consumers

Olive Oil Commission Board of Director Elections Scheduled

The Commission Law provides that the board of directors of Olive Oil Commission will be composed of six producers, two from each district, three handlers, one from each district, and one public member. Additionally, there will be an alternate member assigned to each member position. Below is a list of the counties included in each district:

District 1 – Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity

District 2 – Amador, Colusa, El Dorado, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba

District 3 – Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Ventura

In order to be eligible to participate in the nomination meeting in your district or be appointed to a position on the Commission, you must be a producer or handler of olives for olive oil as defined below in the particular district.

“Producer” means any person that produces or causes to be produced olives that are processed into olive oil in the amount of 5,000 gallons or more during the marketing season and that shall, upon request of the commission, provide proof of commodity sale.

“Handler” means a person who engages, in this state, in the operation of marketing olive oil that he or she has produced, or purchased or acquired from an olive producer, or that he or she is marketing on behalf of an olive producer, whether as owner, agent, employee, broker, or otherwise.

If you have any questions about the nomination and election process or the proposed Olive Oil Commission of California, please contact Joe Monson with the CDFA Marketing Branch at (916) 900-5018.
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