Urban Agriculture in West Oakland Gets a $4 Million Boost

Oakland's City Slicker Farms receives a $4 million dollar grant to purchase land for agricultural use.

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Holistic Management leads the way in the Soil Carbon Challenge

The Soil Carbon Challenge is an international as well as local competition to see how fast land managers can turn atmospheric carbon into soil organic matter, and recognize those who do.

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Field Report: Will Work For Food

Great story @NYtimes highlighting the popularity of farm internships.

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Farmers and Ranchers are Getting Older

Writer Bud Williams shares his thought on the future of farmers and workforce reform…

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Women Lead the Fight for Pesticide Reform in CaliforniaÕs Central Valley

EcoSalon features an important piece on the impact of pesticides on farm worker's health. 

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California ‘incubator’ nurtures young farmers

 

ROC board member, Craig McNamara, exposes young farmers to sustainable agriculture and nature restoration.
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Cow poop: not just for fertilizer anymore: Scientists say anaerobic digestion can help reduce greenhouse effect by conserving energy

Researchers at Washington State University have been studying strategies that could reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

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Greenhouse Gas Calculator Connects Farming Practices With Carbon Credits

Farmers can make money on greenhouse gas markets such as the Chicago Climate Exchange. A new web-based calculator serves as a tool to help users make economically and environmentally sound decisions.

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Urban Farming for Cash Gains a Toehold in San Francisco

New laws could breakdown barriers to small, urban growers in the Bay Area.
 

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U.S. Agriculture & Climate Change Legislation: Markets, Myths & Opportunities

New study evaluates the impacts farmers face from climate and energy legislation. Study finds that opportunities are available for farmers.

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