September 2020 Issue PDF
Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, September 2020 | Issue #591 Copyright 2020, 100 pages, (66MB PDF)
Includes bonus Healthy Soils Problem Solving booklet!
Grow for Nutrition
BY LEAH SMITH
Learn strategies for picking crops that have the biggest nutritional bang for the buck.
BY LAUREN KRIZANSKY
Colorado professor explores the connection between agriculture and health.
BY DARCY AND DALE CAHILL
Grocery chain uses organic research farm to help its suppliers.
From the Soil Up
BY JESSIE EMERSON
Why the nutrients in the soil matter for long-lasting human health.
BY FRED PROVENZA
From death, comes life — a meditation on the act of eating as a creative act.
BY CHARLIE DEIST
A proposed law aims to open up a centralized meat supply chain to small producers.
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
We can’t eat it, but grass is an important tool in renewing landscapes and feeding communities.
Interview: Dr. Vincent H. Smith
Dr. Smith is an agricultural economist at Montana State University. He is the lead editor of Agricultural Policy in Disarray, a two-volume collection of essays that provides both an introduction to U.S. agricultural policy and a deep dive into many of its specific laws and regulations.
VIEW FROM THE COUNTRY
Monthly musings from Acres U.S.A.’s managing editor.
OPINION: Wholistic Health
BY ANDRÉ LEU
Soil health wasn’t always recognized as the foundation of human health.
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: Chips of Change
BY JON FRANK
Shredded hardwood can unleash the power of your soil.
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: Code Red
BY JODI HELMER
Every farm business should have a detailed plan for when disaster strikes.
STOCK & FLOCK: Fermented Feed
BY LOUISA BROUWER AND MATT STEINMAN
New study suggests that fermented feed can benefit poultry.
HARVEST TABLE: Locavore Vows
BY ABBEY SMITH
California farmers team up to eat locally for a year.
Readers share their on thoughts on past articles.
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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