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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.

Book of the Week: Restoration Agriculture

By Mark Shepard Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Acres U.S.A. original book, Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard. Copyright 2013, softcover, 339 pages. Regular price: $30.00. SALE PRICE: $24.00. Where is the progress in this? Is our progress as a society to be measured by how big our sport utility vehicles are? Or is […]

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, Book of the Week: Restoration Agriculture, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Identifying, Harvesting & Cooking Bamboo

I first read that bamboo is edible in my Army Survival Manual around age 14. That was over 25 years ago when my knowledge of botany was extremely limited. The book said to eat the young shoots, but there were no details or pictures as to what the young shoots look like or the time […]

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, Identifying, Harvesting & Cooking Bamboo, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Harvesting, Preparing Wild Potato

It’s true; the edible plants our ancestors have cultivated for hundreds of years are the main ones that get placed on the kitchen table, but their “wild” edible cousins that go back thousands of years — including wild potato — will most likely remain the black sheep of the family because few see their true […]

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, Harvesting, Preparing Wild Potato, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Tractor Time Episode 17: Brendon Rockey, Potato Farmer and Speaker on Biodiversity

This episode’s guest is Brendon Rockey, a third-generation Colorado potato farmer. He talks to us about how he manages his farm and his potatoes a little differently than the rest of the world.

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, Tractor Time Episode 17: Brendon Rockey, Potato Farmer and Speaker on Biodiversity, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Shift the Workload: Focus on Livestock Culling, Genetics

Raising livestock on any size operation is hard work. There’s no way around it. However, you can minimize your personal time and labor investment by shifting your farm’s workload from yourself to your animals. They have their entire lives to spend doing a few simple jobs: eat, grow and reproduce. You, on the other hand, […]

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, Shift the Workload: Focus on Livestock Culling, Genetics, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.

Book of the Week: Hands-on Agronomy

By Neal Kinsey and Charles Walters Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from an Acres U.S.A. original book, Hands-On Agronomy, by Neal Kinsey and Charles Walters. Copyright 2013, 1993. Soft cover, 391 pages. $35.00 regularly priced. SALE PRICE $22.50. No one used the term killer agriculture or knowledgeable mining when I was a youngster growing […]

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, Book of the Week: Hands-on Agronomy, in its entirety and many others in Eco-Farming Daily.