July 2016 Issue PDF

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The Acres U.S.A. July 2016 issue; Vol. 46, No. 7; contains the following:


Give and Take
by Dr. Robert Mikkelsen
Sustaining agricultural productivity relies on maintaining a soil environment to support the growth of healthy roots, and because roots are not immediately visible, their importance is often overlooked.

Reflections of a Revolutionary
by Mark Keating
Author, educator, organic advocate and consultant Grace Gershuny shares her take on organic agriculture from its grassroots to its bright future.

Protecting Local Food Production
by Lynsey Grosfield
An agrarian park in Spain acts as a vibrant hub for growers, supplying the nearby urban population and beyond with a variety of crops.

Farmer to Farmer
by Andrew French
What started as a seed of an idea in 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin, has blossomed into a profitable small-scale diversified farming endeavor for two ambitious young farmers.

Debate Over Saving Bees
by Tracy Frisch
Beekeepers in Massachusetts have been organizing in recent months to challenge regulatory and legislative proposals they say would not do enough to protect bees from pesticides — and might actually put them in greater jeopardy.

In Good Company
by Janisse Ray
Author Janisse Ray is welcomed with open arms and a full plate at an Ohio hybrid model farm supporting multiple families.

FSMA: Produce Safety
by Judith McGeary
The final article in a three-part series on the FDA’s new food safety regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), focusing on produce.

Interview: Tradd Cotter
Wild World of Mycology
Fungi guru Tradd Cotter talks mycoremediation, mushroom farming and diverse research projects.


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