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Sustainable Farming Magazine

AGW’s Sustainable Farming magazine is the world’s leading magazine for sustainable livestock production.

Published four times a year, each issue covers a wide range of topics including technical advice, animal husbandry and market developments, as well as thought-provoking articles and opinions.

Farmers and ranchers in any of AGW’s certification programs receive complimentary copies of the magazine in the mail. But anyone can subscribe to receive a free online copy every quarter – sign up here.

Sustainable Farming magazine incorporates the former AWA Newsletter.

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Fall 2018 (Volume 3 Issue 3)

News: Agroforestry in Action; Castrating Cattle; Launching AGW Europe; Collaborative Marketing

Opinion: Farming Across the Pond

Cover feature: Trees Company Agroforestry in Action

Technical: Castrating Cattle

Technical: The Bigger Picture

Technical: Thinking Pig

Technical: Supply and Demand

Meet the Farmer: M&M Farms in Rudy, Arkansas


Previous Issues

Spring/Summer 2018 (Volume 3 Issue 2)

News: We’re Celebrating 10 Years; “Highest Impact” Logo; Getting Social; Alternative Therapies

Opinion: Realistic Solutions

Cover feature: We’re Celebrating 10 Years

Technical: Get Social

Technical: More Health, Less Disease

Technical: A Record for Success

Technical: No Kidding

Meet the Farmer: Fouch Farms in Mariposa, CA


Winter 2018 (Volume 3 Issue 1)

News: ‘Fake News’ Clouds Sustainable Debate; World Cheese Award; New QR Packing Codes

Opinion: Antibiotic-Free Labeling

Cover feature: A Bitter Harvest The Workers Sidelined by Sustainability

Technical: Fit or Fat? Body Condition Scoring

Technical: The Power of Point of Sale

Technical: Johne’s Disease Wipe Off The Map

Technical: A Welcome Boost

Meet the Farmer: Ferme au bonheur des prés in Québec, Canada

Fall 2017 (Volume 2 Issue 3)

News: Grassfed beef report to chew over, Top cheese awards, Antibiotic alternatives, New AGW member program

Opinion: Farm marketing sin

Cover feature: The world under our feet – Simple steps for managing soil

Technical: The living soil

Technical: Farming carbon

Technical: The beating heart of sustainable farming

Technical: Love litter

Certification News: No small change

Meet the Farmer: Shepherd’s Cross Inc. in Claremore, OK


Summer 2017 (Volume 2 Issue 2)

News: Taxing Meat, New AGW Merchandise, Standards Review

Opinion: You’ve earned it . . . Use it!

Cover feature: Wrong Target – Why a broad meat tax misses the point.

Discussion: Farming can be dangerous work

Technical: Slaughter plants needed

Technical: Pigs in space

Meet the Farmer: Windy N Ranch in Ellensburg, WA


Spring 2017 (Volume 2 Issue 1)

News: New AWA logo; AWA Wins Institution of the Year; New Farm Certification Guide…

Opinion: Beware Greenwashing, warns Urvashi Rangan

Cover feature: Pig Breeding: Do you know what you’re buying?

Discussion: Beef production: The Bigger Picture

Technical: Lameness In Sheep

Technical: Managing Parasites

Meet the Farmer: Working Cows Dairy in Slocomb, Alabama


Fall 2016 (Volume 1 Issue 2)

News: New grassfed dairy label; National cheese award winners; Consumer welfare concerns, confusion

Opinion: The resurgence of family farms?

Discussion: Agricultural apprenticeships: what’s involved for a host farm or ranch?

Technical: Best practice advice on food safety for farmers’ market stalls

Technical: Planning for a food recall

Technical: External parasites in cattle—prevention and control

Meet the Farmer: The Glos family in New York

… and more!

Summer 2016 (Volume 1 Issue 1)


News: Certified Non-GMO by AGW; New Farm Health Online website; TK Ranch award

Opinion: Grazing ruminants will play a vital role in feeding the world

Discussion: Could quality mutton production represent a new opportunity?

Technical: A new approach to antibiotic treatment for mastitis

Technical: Preventing heat stress in pigs

Technical: What are the benefits of Farm Health Plans?

Meet the Farmer: The Lohofs in Montana

… and more!

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