September 2020 Issue

Acres U.S.A.

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Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, September 2020 | Issue #591 Copyright 2020, 100 pages, Physical Copy

FEATURES

Grow for Nutrition
BY LEAH SMITH
Learn strategies for picking crops that have the biggest nutritional bang for the buck.

Biomedical Farming
BY LAUREN KRIZANSKY
Colorado professor explores the connection between agriculture and health.

Wegmans’ Way
BY DARCY AND DALE CAHILL
Grocery chain uses organic research farm to help its suppliers.

From the Soil Up
BY JESSIE EMERSON
Why the nutrients in the soil matter for long-lasting human health.

The Transformation
BY FRED PROVENZA
From death, comes life — a meditation on the act of eating as a creative act.

Prime-Time Producers
BY CHARLIE DEIST
A proposed law aims to open up a centralized meat supply chain to small producers.

Grassland Ag
BY ANNELIESE ABBOTT
We can’t eat it, but grass is an important tool in renewing landscapes and feeding communities.

Interview: Dr. Vincent H. Smith
Dr. Smith is an agricultural economist at Montana State University. He is the lead editor of Agricultural Policy in Disarray, a two-volume collection of essays that provides both an introduction to U.S. agricultural policy and a deep dive into many of its specific laws and regulations. 

DEPARTMENTS

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

OPINION: Wholistic Health
BY ANDRÉ LEU
Soil health wasn’t always recognized as the foundation of human health.

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: Chips of Change
BY JON FRANK
Shredded hardwood can unleash the power of your soil.

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS: Code Red
BY JODI HELMER
Every farm business should have a detailed plan for when disaster strikes.

STOCK & FLOCK: Fermented Feed
BY LOUISA BROUWER AND MATT STEINMAN
New study suggests that fermented feed can benefit poultry.

HARVEST TABLE: Locavore Vows
BY ABBEY SMITH
California farmers team up to eat locally for a year.

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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