Home » The October 2020 Resilience Issue is Now Available The October 2020 Resilience Issue is Now Available September 30, 2020 September 30, 2020 The latest issue of Acres U.S.A. magazine, #592 in our series, is now available for subscribers and in our bookstore for $6.00. Physical Issue | Digital Copy Articles in the October 2020 issue include: FEATURES Homestead PrinciplesBY BEN FALKLiving off the land isn’t as hard as it sounds, but following a tried and true blueprint will help set the stage for success. Buffalo StewardsBY ABBEY SMITHLand trust uses permaculture design principles to establish durable local and regional hubs of food production. Animal AdvantageBY LEAH SMITHA homestead isn’t a homestead without livestock. But each animal has its strengths and weaknesses. The TeacherBY ALLIE HYMASA North Carolina farmer centers his operation around land access and youth outreach. No-Till PreppingBY BRYAN O’HARATo-till farming isn’t just about neglect. Properly setting the stage is the key to success. The Giving TreesBY MARY ANN LIESERWoody plants are making a comeback on farms across the country. A Grazing GraceBY ANNELIESE ABBOTTAfter a surge of popularity in the late 1940s, grass farming in the United States fell into obscurity for nearly forty years. And then it roared back. Interview: Craig HoldregeHoldrege is the author of Thinking Like a Plant, The Giraffe’s Long Neck: From Evolutionary Fable to Whole Organism and Do Frogs Come from Tadpoles? Rethinking Origins in Development and Evolution. He is also the cofounder, director and senior researcher at The Nature Institute. DEPARTMENTS VIEW FROM THE COUNTRYMonthly musings from Acres U.S.A.’s managing editor. OPINION: Animal UrgesBY KELLY KLOBERLivestock is still a sound investment for farmers — veggie burgers be damned. LETTERSReaders share their thoughts on past articles. ECO-UPDATENews 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: Organic AlliesBY KRISTINE LANGThinking about transitioning to organic? Don’t do it alone. Plant PowerBY JON FRANKLearn how to unleash energy in your soil. MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: After the PandemicBY ANITA B. STONEThe agriculture industry adapts quickly to COVID-19 challenges. HARVEST TABLE: Ag, Italian StyleBY ADRIENNE BAUMANNAgritourism is keeping Italian farms afloat. HARVEST TABLE: Against the GrainBY LEAH WEBBAre grains healthy? A cookbook author looks at the evidence. REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONSFrom in-depth book reviews to innovative websites and beyond, here’s what’s on our radar. STOCK & FLOCK: 4-H ForeverBY SARAH PETERSVenerable institution is still committed to ag education. MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS ECO-MEETINGSWe let you know when and where exciting eco-farming events are happening. MEET AN ECO-FARMERGet to know fellow innovative farmers putting ecologically correct production principles to work, resulting in profitable, sustainable operations. LETTERSReaders 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. 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. Subscribe to Acres U.S.A. If you enjoyed this issue, or any that you’ve come across – consider subscribing! Acres U.S.A. is a monthly magazine full of in-depth articles that educate and inform. Subscribe in Print. Subscribe digitally through Amazon Kindle.