July 2019 Issue

Acres U.S.A.

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Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, July 2019 | Issue #577 Copyright 2019, 100 pages

FEATURES

Bugs for Breakfast
BY LEE ALLEN
When the world’s population soars to 10 billion in 2050, how will we feed everyone? One scientist thinks creepy crawlies might be part of a balanced diet of the future.

Taste of Wild Honey
BY LEO SHARASHKIN
Hidden in the hives of wild bees lie secrets that can lead to more successful beekeeping, argues the author of a groundbreaking new book.

London Calling to Eco-farmers
BY LEANNE DUNLOP
In the place where the Industrial Revolution roared to life, urban farmers and rooftop beekeepers are staking their claim in an agricultural uprising.

Leave No Antioxidants Behind
BY DALE & DARCY CAHILL
One Maine farm discovered that the most nutrient dense thing about blueberry plants isn’t what people across the country put on their morning oatmeal. It’s the leaf.

The Problem with the Plow
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
In her ongoing series tracing the origins of the organic farming movement, writer Anneliese Abbott recounts a surprise best-selling book that changed the way people thought about tillage.

Not Getting the Drift
BY JILL HENDERSON
Learn how to protect your farm or gardens from the drift of toxic pesticide and herbicides sprays.

Neck-deep in Nitrogen
BY JON FRANK
Farmer Jon Frank offers up an in-depth look at the role this peculiar electrolyte plays in developing healthy soil and crops.

Finding Land: Banking on Slow Money
BY STEPHANIE HILLER
In our ongoing series on finding farmland, we turn away from Wall Street-style finance options and look for slow money and community support.

The Farm-to-Media Movement
BY KELSEY JORISSEN
It’s not all cat videos. Mastering social media is one way to connect your product with the right consumers.

DEPARTMENTS

VIEW FROM THE COUNTRY
Monthly musings from Acres U.S.A.’s editor.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Readers share their thoughts on past articles and words of encouragement.

OPINION: Enter the Discomfort Zone
BY PAUL DORRANCE
Farmer Paul Dorrance explains why uncomfortable conservations with consumers are necessary for eco-farmers to show why value should overcome price objections.

ECO-UPDATE
News 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: Hacking the System
BY JOHN KEMPF
Agronomist John Kempf explains why foliar applications are one of the most effective tools to rapidly build soil organic matter and regenerate soil health.

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
BY TIM YOUNG
Tips to keep your farm business profitable and ahead of the curve.

THE HARVEST TABLE: Making the Switchel
BY NICK BARNARD
Kombucha isn’t the only lightly fermented beverage on the market. Water kefir and switchel are quickly gaining popularity.

STOCK & FLOCK: Feeding the Beasts
BY KELLY KLOBER
Kelly Klober explains why farmers often gets feedstuffs for livestock wrong. It’s about finding the optimum output, not the maximum.

HEALTHY & HEALING: A Buyer’s Guide to CBD
BY MARYAM HENEIN
The cannabis extract is being heralded as a curative balm that can treat everything from anxiety to epilepsy. What to look for if you’re in the market for hemp oil.

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.

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