ROC and ROC Projects in the News

ROC in print and on radio, TV, and the web.

There Is More To The Local Movement Than Just Food

November 15, 2010 Roots of Change

Supporting local businesses in favor of non-local alternatives benefits communities, Michigan study shows.

California Almond Industry Record Keeps on Breaking

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This California almond season will not only be another record crop, but the eighth billion-pound crop in the last nine seasons.

Urban Agriculture in West Oakland Gets a $4 Million Boost

November 10, 2010 Roots of Change

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

Grass Fed | A Few Beefs

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Is NYC's trendy foodie scene alienating consumers?

Holistic Management leads the way in the Soil Carbon Challenge

October 27, 2010 Roots of Change

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.

Field Report: Will Work For Food

September 13, 2010 Roots of Change

Great story @NYtimes highlighting the popularity of farm internships.

Farmers and Ranchers are Getting Older

September 9, 2010 Roots of Change

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

Women Lead the Fight for Pesticide Reform in CaliforniaÕs Central Valley

September 7, 2010 Roots of Change

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

California ‘incubator’ nurtures young farmers

August 24, 2010 Roots of Change


ROC board member, Craig McNamara, exposes young farmers to sustainable agriculture and nature restoration.

Cow poop: not just for fertilizer anymore: Scientists say anaerobic digestion can help reduce greenhouse effect by conserving energy

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