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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.

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.

Sweet Rewards: Growing Berries on the Suburban Farm

by Michael Brown Growing up in central New Jersey, I’ve seen large expanses of former farmland transformed into seemingly endless residential sprawl. While this doesn’t bode well for open space (as well as a host of other things), it does present opportunity for those able to attract these new potential customers. One way is by […]

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, Sweet Rewards: Growing Berries on the Suburban Farm, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Down the Wormhole: Customizing Biological Methods for Large-Scale Farming

by David Yarrow At the end of 2015 I talked to Missouri bootheel farmer David “JR” Bollinger about his experiences growing corn, soybeans and milo using carbonsmart farming principles and practices. In his first year fully committed to biological agriculture, Bollinger cut conventional fertilizers by 50 percent and applied blends of biocarbons, minerals and microbes. Soils, […]

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, Down the Wormhole: Customizing Biological Methods for Large-Scale Farming, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Interview: Fungi Guru Tradd Cotter Talks Mycoremediation, Mushroom Farming and Developing Research

Wild World of Mycology Interviewed by Tracy Frisch The field of mycology represents a  critical next frontier in biology. Relative to the plant and animal kingdoms, mushrooms have been largely neglected by science and yet they hold enormous promise for healing people and the planet, if you believe Tradd Cotter and others in his tribe. […]

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: Fungi Guru Tradd Cotter Talks Mycoremediation, Mushroom Farming and Developing Research, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Manure Odor/Fly Management: Engaging the Farm’s Ecological Advantage

by James C. Silverthorne Now is the right time to modify fly prevention programs with this natural linkage in mind: Manure odors and fly populations are at their highest levels during summer’s warmth. During summer in livestock shelter areas, with even small accumulations of fresh and decaying manure, the odor-fly relationship is causative as manure […]

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, Manure Odor/Fly Management: Engaging the Farm’s Ecological Advantage, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Interview: Grace Gershuny on the Past, Future of Organics

Reflections of a Revolutionary Interview by Mark Keating Grace Gershuny is widely known as an author, educator and organic consultant. A back-to-the-land Vermonter since 1973, she began her longtime involvement with the organic grassroots movement by organizing regional conferences and developing an early certification program for the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). In 1994, USDA […]

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: Grace Gershuny on the Past, Future of Organics, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.