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Acres U.S.A., North America's monthly magazine of eco-farming, is packed with practical information. But our editors can't fit it all in each month, so some of the richness ends up here.

Harnessing the Power of Clay

by JAMES C. SILVERTHORNE One of my horses, an 8-year-old mare, came in from the pasture walking with a distinct limp. I found that she had a horizontal cut (three-eighths of an inch deep by 1¾ inches long) on the fleshy back of her left foreleg’s pastern, just above the bulbs of the heel. An […]

Acres U.S.A., the monthly magazine of eco-farming, is packed with practical information. But our editors can't fit it all in each month, so some of the richness ends up here. Check out this post, Harnessing the Power of Clay, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Industrial Organics Competition

by JOEL SALATIN “Wal-Mart is the largest vendor of organic products.” This headline began appearing in news outlets about five years ago and announced a major change in the integrity food game. Hailed by some as a major positive breakthrough, others, like me, see it as a new threat to the ecological farming movement. In […]

Acres U.S.A., the monthly magazine of eco-farming, is packed with practical information. But our editors can't fit it all in each month, so some of the richness ends up here. Check out this post, Industrial Organics Competition, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Make the Most of the 2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference

Omaha, Nebraska Eco-Ag U: Tuesday, Nov. 29-Wednesday, Nov. 30 Main Conference: Wednesday, Nov. 30-Friday, Dec. 2 Be an Acres Conference All-Star: • Catch a flick: We work hard to bring exciting, informative films to each conference for your viewing pleasure. The films are shown around lunchtime, so check the conference schedule and don’t miss out. […]

Acres U.S.A., the monthly magazine of eco-farming, is packed with practical information. But our editors can't fit it all in each month, so some of the richness ends up here. Check out this post, Make the Most of the 2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Managing Available Phosphorus

by Jon Frank Have you ever baked a cake? If you want the cake to turn out well you need to have the right amounts and ratios of ingredients. What would happen if you decided to modify the cake recipe and double the liquids, while cutting the flour and dry ingredients in half? It would […]

Acres U.S.A., the monthly magazine of eco-farming, is packed with practical information. But our editors can't fit it all in each month, so some of the richness ends up here. Check out this post, Managing Available Phosphorus, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Interview: Journalist, Author Joanna Blythman Cracks the Code of Processed Foods and Marketing

The Dark Side of Food Joanna Blythman’s most recent book, Swallow This, is one of the best ever written about the plague of manufactured food that has afflicted us for lo, these many years. Balancing outrage with a supple command of the facts and a razor wit, Blythman’s book offers an eminently accessible and lucid […]

Acres U.S.A., the monthly magazine of eco-farming, is packed with practical information. But our editors can't fit it all in each month, so some of the richness ends up here. Check out this post, Interview: Journalist, Author Joanna Blythman Cracks the Code of Processed Foods and Marketing, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Interview: Biointensive method continues to help farmers reap ultra-productive harvests, boost soil health

Still Growing Strong John Jeavons is known around the world as the leading exponent of the small-scale, sustainable agricultural method he has trademarked as Grow Biointensive. Working from the heart of Mendocino County, California, he is a tireless advocate, developer and researcher of intensive growing. Over the years he has proven that the title of […]

Acres U.S.A., the monthly magazine of eco-farming, is packed with practical information. But our editors can't fit it all in each month, so some of the richness ends up here. Check out this post, Interview: Biointensive method continues to help farmers reap ultra-productive harvests, boost soil health, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.