October 2020 Issue

Acres U.S.A.

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Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, October 2020 | Issue #592 Copyright 2020, 100 pages, Physical Copy

FEATURES

Homestead Principles
BY BEN FALK
Living 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 Stewards
BY ABBEY SMITH
Land trust uses permaculture design principles to establish durable local and regional hubs of food production.

Animal Advantage
BY LEAH SMITH
A homestead isn’t a homestead without livestock. But each animal has its strengths and weaknesses.

The Teacher
BY ALLIE HYMAS
A North Carolina farmer centers his operation around land access and youth outreach.

No-Till Prepping
BY BRYAN O’HARA
No-till farming isn’t just about neglect. Properly setting the stage is the key to success.

The Giving Trees
BY MARY ANN LIESER
Woody plants are making a comeback on farms across the country.

A Grazing Grace
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
After 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 Holdrege
Holdrege 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 COUNTRY
Monthly musings from Acres U.S.A.’s managing editor. 

OPINION: Animal Urges
BY KELLY KLOBER
Livestock is still a sound investment for farmers — veggie burgers be damned.

LETTERS
Readers share their thoughts on past articles.

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: Organic Allies
BY KRISTINE LANG
Thinking about transitioning to organic? Don’t do it alone.

Plant Power
BY JON FRANK
Learn how to unleash energy in your soil.

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: After the Pandemic
BY ANITA B. STONE
The agriculture industry adapts quickly to COVID-19 challenges.

HARVEST TABLE: Ag, Italian Style
BY ADRIENNE BAUMANN
Agritourism is keeping Italian farms afloat.

HARVEST TABLE: Against the Grain
BY LEAH WEBB
Are grains healthy? A cookbook author looks at the evidence.

REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS
From in-depth book reviews to innovative websites and beyond, here’s what’s on our radar.

STOCK & FLOCK: 4-H Forever
BY SARAH PETERS
Venerable institution is still committed to ag education.

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.

LETTERS
Readers 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.

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