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New 2016 Olive Oil Production Cost and Returns Study

The new study is titled: “Sample Costs for olive Oil. Establish a Super-high Density Olive Orchard and Produce Olives for Oil. Arbequina Variety – Drip Irrigation, Sacramento Valley – 2016.”

AIC is now housing the Cost and Return Studies program. This study and other sample cost-of-production studies for many commodities can be downloaded for free from the UC Davis Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics website at


For additional information or an explanation of the calculations used in the studies, contact Don Stewart at the Agricultural Issues Center at (530) 752-4651 or

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The Agricultural Issues Center is now the UC Davis California Agricultural Issues Lab.


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