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ROC and ROC Projects in the News

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

Farmers for the Future: Launching Young Farmers

August 2, 2010 Roots of Change

 An Ohio couple helps start young farmers…

New Tool for Improving Switchgrass

August 1, 2010 Roots of Change

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genetics of a native prairie grass widely studied for its potential as a biofuel.

The Food Truck Economy

July 24, 2010 Roots of Change

Food truck economies are booming in LA, elsewhere…

Feed the economy or starve it? The answer’s clear

July 13, 2010 Roots of Change

How could extra federal stimulus money benefit under-funded food system projects?

From swords to plowshares: Introducing military veterans to farming

July 12, 2010 Roots of Change

Story of introducing military veterns to the joys of urban farming…

Stone Barn Center for Food and Agriculture

July 8, 2010 Roots of Change

Helpful resources available: The young Farmers Conference is a program especially for young and new farmers. The forum allows participants to learn from agricultural luminaries, through workshops, keynotes, and panel discussions…

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Overtime for Farmworkers

July 6, 2010 Roots of Change

The governor agrees with giant agribusinesses and organic-farm owners who contend that an eight-hour workday isn't practical in the agriculture industry…