Autumn 2006 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• A winning strategy for sustainable ag policy
• A new initiative for a new Farm Bill
• Letters

Myth Buster Box…6

• Organic vegetables & E. coli

Newsbriefs…7

• Profitable prairie grasses
• Ethanol & local economies

LSP News…8

• Sustainable ag gets the green light
• LSP at the State Fair
• Serfling Scholarship awarded
• Internships, apprenticeships
• Horticulture night
• Erkel, Tacheny honored for service

Policy Update…12

• Bringing Congress to the farm
• Farm Bill petition
• New township manual
• Ripley Township wins in court
• TV ads shown to be misleading
• Is MDA abandoning sustainable ag?

Western Minnesota Update…16

• The New Farm Initiative

Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming…17

• Peter & Katy Hemberger

Food & Farm Connection…18

• Pride of the Prairie
• Stewardship Food Network
• Food Alliance Midwest

Multiple Benefits of Ag…20

• 3 farms without boundaries

Opportunities/Resources…24

Reviews…25

Chew On This
The Omnivore's Dilemma
A Prayer for the Prairie

Membership Update…26

• A fundraising brainstorm

Stewardship Calendar…28