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Find all the great information and stories from our November 2008 issue, complete with features on cost management, orgnaic feed, carbon in the soil, sustainable poultry breeds and the proper care of soil ... and more!



Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, December 2008 | 


Copyright 2008, Digital PDF, 7.6 MB, 100 pages.

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The Acres U.S.A. December 2008 issue; Vol. 38, No. 12; contains the following:

FEATURES

THE PROPER CARE & FEEDING OF SOIL
by Bruce & Athena Tainio
The principles in this article form the foundation of any successful biological soil management program.

CUTTING FARMING COSTS IN TODAY’S ECONOMY
by Philip A. Wheeler, Ph.D.
With an economy in crisis, these steps to heighten farming efficiency are both timely and crucial.

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOIL
by Jerry Brunetti
Tips to keep your soil at peak fertility, including a recipe for a soup that your soil will find delicious!

AGRITOURISM BUILDS A LAYER OF GREEN WORLD
by Anita B. Stone
North Carolina’s Crystal Pines Farm has a mission “to show how important farms are to everyone’s future.”

TEXAS’ FIRST CERTIFIED ORGANIC FEED MILL
by Betsy Levy
A new organic feed mill spells opportunity for Texas farmers.

CARBON: THE FRAME FOR LIFE
by Charles Walters
Here’s a look at the very building block of organic life — carbon.

“HIL”-QUALITY FOOD
by Gearld Fry
Are you producing HIL-quality food — food that provides real nutrition for health, intelligence and longevity?

SUSTAINABLE POULTRY BREEDS: THE REDS
by Kelly Klober
A look at two revered breeds that can perform well for the pastured poultry producer.

PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
by Cody Holmes
An experienced grazier argues against stockpiling forage for winter use — and explains why.

HEALTHY FARM ANIMALS
by Paul W. Keiser
Developing a management program to produce naturally healthy, top-quality livestock.

RAW MILK UPDATE
Recent developments in the ongoing battle to provide fresh, whole-some milk.

PESTICIDE REFORM
by Norma Grier
An activist reflects on three decades on the front lines in the battle against irresponsible pesticide use.

 

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