November 2020 Issue

Acres U.S.A.

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Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, November 2020 | Issue #593 Copyright 2020, 100 pages, Physical Copy

FEATURES

Measuring Success
BY NICOLE MASTERS
Montana ranch shows that curiosity, close observation and a willingness to experiment can lead to profit and healthy soil.

On a Roller/Crimper
BY JEFF MOYER
Rodale Institute finds success with equipment geared toward no-till organic systems.

Planting Day
BY DOUG FINE
When it comes to planting hemp, there are options. You can face the dreaded seed drill, or just do it by hand.

Hemp Tech
BY DARCY AND DALE CAHILL
As the U.S. market grows for hemp, farmers are looking for equipment that can get the job done.

Horsing Around
BY ANNE AND ERIC NORDELL
What time-tested tool still matters to some small family farms? A horse of course.

Milking It
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
Fear still surrounds the consumption of raw milk. However, modern methods of producing dairy are a far cry from the days before pasteurization.

Interview: Ken Roseboro
Ken Roseboro has been called “the nation’s reporter on all issues surrounding genetically modified foods” by Acres USA magazine. He has written extensively about GM foods and the non-GMO trend since 1999. He’s author of Genetically Altered Foods and Your Health and The Organic Food Handbook.

DEPARTMENTS

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

OPINION: Against Gates
BY VANDANA SHIVA
One of the world’s richest men has an ambitious plan for humanity. We must resist it.

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.

CONSULTANT’S CORNER: Rodale Institute
BY KRISTINE LANG
Easing into Organic Rodale Institute consultant tailors approach to each farmer.

CONSULTANT’S CORNER: Riches of the Earth
BY JON FRANK
Tapping into the abundance of the earth can supercharge your crop systems.

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: Back to the Land
BY ALLIE HYMAS
An Oregon ranch has created a sacred space for green burials.

HARVEST TABLE: The Bonds of Bread
BY CANDACE KREPS
Baker honors Mennonite roots with artisan sourdough.

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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