March 2020 Issue
Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, March 2020 | Issue #585 Copyright 2020, 100 pages
Evolution in Action
BY TRACY FRISCH
Sang Lee Farms is a multigenerational farm that builds constant change into its business model.
Power in Poultry
BY ALLIE HYMAS
California’s Alchemist Farms builds its operation on compassion for animals and the soil.
BY LEIGH GLENN
APPPA discusses the future of labeling of “pastured poultry” as Big Ag moves to appropriate the term.
A Farmer’s Failure
BY STEPHEN BISHOP
One farmer learns the hard way — on just about every aspect of his business.
Healing the Soil
BY ANITA STONE & BARBARA BURNS
Phytoremediation is a powerful way to draw contaminants such as heavy metals out of damaged soil.
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
Pioneering science journalist Rachel Carson broke new ground in her seminal work on pesticides, Silent Spring.
Interview: Matt Russell
Fifth generation Iowa farmer Matt Russell is the executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, where he’s changing the narrative about farmers and climate change.
VIEW FROM THE COUNTRY
Monthly musings from Acres U.S.A.’s editor.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Readers share their thoughts on past articles and words of encouragement.
OPINION: Take Away the THC Burden
BY DOUG FINE
Arbitrary laws hurt well-meaning hemp farmers. It’s time to change the threshold on THC levels, argues an author and activist.
News in brief from around the world on developments in eco-farming technology, organic food and farming, human health and vital environmental issues.
CONSULTANT’S CORNER: Carey Reams as a Farming Pioneer
BY JON FRANK
Agricultural trailblazer made connection to nutrient-dense food and human health.
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: Find the Sweet Spot on Poultry Pricing
BY TIM YOUNG
Understand your market when putting a price on your poultry products — and don’t try to compete with Costco.
STOCK & FLOCK: Brooder Operation a Key to Success
BY DARBY SIMPSON
Learn how to raise baby chicks the right way. Hint: It’s all about controlling the climate.
THE HARVEST TABLE: A Chicken in Every Pot, Roasting Rack
BY NICK BARNARD
Whether it’s in a stew or roasted a crispy golden brown, cooking a whole chicken is all about deep nourishment.
REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS
From in-depth book reviews to innovative websites and beyond, here’s what’s on our radar.
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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