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Suzy Bean
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What do people think of Acres Magazine? Here is an amazon link if you want to see it or subscribe to it: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000EGD2T6/rs12-20
 
Robert Ray
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I have subscriptions to both "Acres" and "Permaculture". I like "Permaculture" better of the two.
 
Ran Prieur
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I subscribed to Acres for three years and finally quit when I noticed it was becoming a chore to sort through and find the good stuff. It's mostly geared toward medium-sized farms and livestock, and also they're total soil mineral geeks.
 
                              
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Ran Prieur wrote:
also they're total soil mineral geeks.


I agree - that seems to be a baseline for the "biodynamic" approach they favor. Sometimes interesting stuff but lots that I skip.
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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I enjoy reading it, but don't subscribe -- once in a while there's a copy on the free table in the front foyer of the library.

Kathleen
 
Andrew Ray
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A free trial issue on a whim is part of what helped get me interested in agriculture. Now it gets sent here to Slovakia to me.

Since Charles Walters (the founder) died, I've noticed a definite loss of QC on some articles. Most are still good, but some are sub par and each issue now seems to have at least one where I wonder what third-grader wrote it. Still worth it to me though-- it summarizes news that I wouldn't find time to hunt down on my own and presents some interesting new ideas.
 
Sam Barber
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Acres USA is a Monthly sustainable agriculture magazine that has been publishing for over 40 years. Here is a sampling of some of the topics you will find in the Acres USA Magazine:
Cover cropping, Rotational grazing, Soil fertility management, Composting, insect control methods, Alternative crop marketing, Government regulations that affect you, Organic certification and marketing, Crop-specific advice, Value-added processing and many other topics to titillate and inspire you in your farming endeavors.

One of the things I found interesting about this magazine was this quote found on there "About Page" it said the following: Acres U.S.A. shows its readers how to embrace the science of nature. Rather than batter nature into submission with bizarre chemistry that short-circuits natural processes.
This quote is a nice way of saying "Nature isn't your personal bitch".

If you are interested in subscribing to Acres USA click here you won't regret it.


For more info on the magazine checkout the Acres USA website.


Does anyone else subscribe to this magazine if so what do you think of it?
 
Andrew Ray
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My comment above about the sub-par articles is really no longer applicable. It was about a year "hiccup" in editorial standards, but they are now back on track.
 
Sam Barber
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That is good to hear.
 
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