August 2021 Issue: 50th Anniversary Collectable
Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, August 2021 | Issue #602 Copyright 2021, 64 pages
BY MARY ANN LIESER
How David Brandt ditched the plow.
Soil Food Web Legacy
BY JILL HENDERSON
Elaine Ingham reflects on her career as a soil biologist.
BY JESSE FROST
Understanding the roots of no-till.
Photo Contest Winners
National Soil Health Day illustrated.
BY HARRIET BEHAR
Should it get organic status?
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
The evolution of organic's origins takes twists and turns.
VIEW FROM THE COUNTRY
Monthly musings from Acres U.S.A.’s editor.
Opinion: Organic 3.0
BY ANDRE LEU
Regenerative agriculture is the next phase of evolution.
News in brief from around the world on developments in food and farming.
TRANSITIONING: Consultant Sources
BY SAM MALRIAT
Rodale Institute outlines a menu of options for adventurous farmers.
INTERVIEW: Mark Bittman
The famed cookbook author takes on the past, present and future of farming.
FROM THE VAULT: Allan Savory
A 2017 interview with Allan Savory.
We let you know when and where exciting eco-farming events are happening.
MEET AN ECO-FARMER
Get to know fellow innovative farmers putting ecologically correct production principles to work, resulting in profitable, sustainable operations.
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August 2021 Issue
When I read the first edition, I was so excited over its depth and info that I quickly ordered a dozen to give away to local farm neighbors and family. I was born on a farm in 1922 (yes, I'll be 100 in March this year) and have never left it, although physically have gone and done things having nothing to do with farms. As the saying goes: You can take the girl out of the farm but you can't take the farm out of the girl. Anyhow, I did not, disappointingly, get any response back at all, and realize the masses have not yet awakened to what is ahead of us if we don't at least start a compost pile. My daughter and I, 8 years ago, sold our houses and moved onto a 7-acre farm in Michigan to share expenses and begin an organic farm. She has one side of the house and I the other, to do as we please, and we're pleased with our accomplishments even though we haven't "moved forward" very much so far, But we are putting everything back into the farm. I'm even shredding those reams of political papers raining down on us to add to our soil (paper IS wood, isn't it?!). One has to sort out the"gooder" paper from the trash types, but our soil knows what to do with its own type of food. Maybe later I'll have the beds all separated and named as Democratic, Republican, etc. So your little booklets have helped at least two farmers forge forward and we both thank you for that. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Beth Fordyce Lyn Watson
My Farmer, My Customer
New! Learn from Marty Travis's experiences converting the Spence Farm into one of the most successful farming co-ops in the United States today.