May 2019 issue

Acres U.S.A.

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Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, May 2019 | Issue #575 Copyright 2019, Print Copy, 100 pages

FEATURES

Reaching Beyond Stewardship
By Tracy Frisch
An American family from New England moves to New Zealand and embraces the Maori concept of guardianship.

Preventing Pests with Nature
By Greta Burroughs
Providing habitats for beneficial insects and improving soil are much wiser ways to manage pests than simply spraying pesticides.

Women in Agriculture Supporting One Another
By Jill Henderson
Women are the fastest growing group of organic and sustainable farmers in America, and they are forming groups to support one another, foster creativity and help make better laws for small farms.

Restoring the Land: Louis Bromfield and Permanent Agriculture
By Anneliese Abbott

Pasture as Foundation of Health
By Tracy Frisch
Double J Jerseys leads the way in organic dairy.

Finding Land: To Lease or to Buy?
By Stephanie Hiller
Despite the high costs of farmland, those hoping to farm have many options and resources. 

Rescuing Fescue
By Aliya Hall
Laboratory analysis helps grass seed farmers in Oregon — both those who want low levels of toxic endophytes and those who don’t.

Practical Foliar Application
By Bryan O'Hara
Tobacco Road Farm in Connecticut uses a diverse blend of ingredients to provide fine-tuned assistance to crops. 

Interview: Dr. William Albrecht
By Charles Walters
A reprint of our 1971 interview with Dr. William Albrecht, in honor of his 100th anniversary of his professorship at the University of Missouri.

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: What's on your Food?
By Simi Summer
Edible films and coatings are important to reduce spoilage and extend shelf life, but the current organic standards may allow the use of questionable substances that are detrimental to human health and the environment.

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: Managing Nutrition for Fruit Size and Firmness
By John Kempf
Developing excellent fruit size and firmness depends on ensuring the presence — but not the excess — of key nutrients in the plant itself.

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: Building Your Personal Farm Brand
By Tim Young

SCIENCE ON YOUR SIDE
Acres U.S.A. highlights research on our radar and what it means for you.

THE HARVEST TABLE: A Change for the Butter
By Nick Barnard
Rendering butter into clarified butter or ghee removes milk proteins, creating a product that has longer shelf life, improved cooking qualities and richer flavor.

STOCK & FLOCK: Looking Up Down Under
By John King
An Australian report confirms that regenerative grazing not only benefits animals and the environment — it also contributes to farmers’ optimism and general well-being.

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. 

Free Podcast

Humusphere: A New Book Release from Acres U.S.A.

In this breakthrough work — now available in English for the first time — the independent German-Norwegian explorer of soil life, graduate permaculture designer and graduate engineer Herwig Pommeresche shares his lifetime of research into humus.

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