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Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, December 2020 | Issue #594 Copyright 2020, 100 pages, PDF (16.5 MB)

FEATURES

The Red Shirts Are Farming
BY TRACY FRISCH
Massachusetts farm perfects no-till regenerative system with innovation and small-scale equipment.

Freedom Farming
BY ELIZABETH ABBOTT
Michigan farmer went from eating a Cheetos diet to seeing food as medicine.

Avoiding Hot Hemp
BY NOEL GARCIA, JOE PEDROZA & LARRY ZIBILSKE
When growing industrial hemp, avoiding high THC levels is all dependent on managing plant stress.

Seedlings to Cigars
BY DARCY AND DALE CAHILL
Connecticut tobacco growers follow a painstaking process that is steeped in tradition.

Canadian Climate
BY KATHY BIRT
Canadian farmer faces wild weather in rural part of Prince Edward Island.

The Poison Squad
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
Before the Pure Food Act, the government had little oversight over what processors were putting in the food supply. One man changed that.

Interview: Finian Makepeace
Kiss the Ground is a full-length, star-studded documentary focused on regenerative agriculture. Finian Makepeace, co-founder of Kiss the Ground, the non-profit behind the film, believes farmers can transform the planet’s degraded dirt into soil, and in the process sequester carbon.

Nicole Masters Interview
INTERVIEW BY BEN TROLLINGER
In a bonus Acres U.S.A. interview, agroecologist Nicole Masters talks about the untapped potential hidden in the soil.

DEPARTMENTS

VIEW FROM THE COUNTRY
Monthly musings from Acres U.S.A.’s managing editor. 

OPINION: Small Farm Future
BY CHRIS SMAJE
We live in a world of trade-offs, more than one of solutions, but small-scale ag can come close to approaching the latter.

LETTERS
Readers share their thoughts on past articles.

ECO-UPDATE
News in brief from around the world on developments in eco-farming technology, organic food and farming, human health and vital environmental issues.

ECO-UPDATE
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: Midwest Transition
BY CARL ROSSIER
Rodale Institute aims to help America’s breadbasket move to organic ag.

Soil Ecology
BY JON FRANK
True fertility is about fostering aseries of biological exchanges.

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: Price Is Right?
BY PAUL DORRANCE
Be honest about the true cost of farming when pricing product. 

REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS
From in-depth book reviews to innovative websites and beyond, here’s what’s on our radar.

MARKETPLACE

CLASSIFIEDS

ECO-MEETINGS
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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