July/Aug/Sept 2003 Land Stewardship Letter

Download a pdf version of this issue.

Table of Contents

Cover Story…1

• Science for the Citizens: What happens when research takes into account more than input X and output Y? Sometimes a public good called sustainable agriculture can be produced. (first in a series)
• Some of WCROC's initiatives
• Anatomy of an interdisciplinary study
• Something new out of the old

Commentary…2

• The real dirt on LSP
• What's on your mind?
• Keep current with LIVE-WIRE

Myth Buster Box…3

• We no longer have a soil erosion problem in this country.

News Briefs…4

• Forbord named SFA Executive Director
• Organic produces equivalent net returns
• Agencies agree to help organics
• Higher birth defect rates in wheat region

LSP News…5

• 'Soil to Table' explores jumping food hurdles
• Arner leaves LSP after 15 years
• Olando Gunderson dies in airplane crash
• Olson-Loy & Scaife join LSP board
• 1% Sunday in Winona Oct. 26
• Endowed chair filled by LSPers
• Gale Woods Farm Park to host LSP
• Training/hands-on experience emphasized at multi-state beginning farmer gathering
• 'Farming with the Wild' discussion Oct. 8 at the Open Book in Minneapolis
• The 'Farming with the Wild' presenters
• Lewiston to host book reading Nov. 6

Policy Update…10

• The crazy, hazy days of summer: Fate of CSP, COOL, EQIP & Packer Ban may be decided this fall
• What can you do?
• Precedent-setting lawsuit advances
• A community takes control of its future: A funny thing happened on the way to a factory farm takeover: some citizens got organized
• Milking the losses
• Township guide

Food & Farm Connection…18

• MWFA: Help tell the story of sustainable food this fall
• Want to help?
• Taste of Tuesday at the State Fair
• It's certification time
• Pride of the Prairie receives 'Award of Distinction'
• Local meal planner
• Local food guide
• Pricing out the costs
• Road-weary food

Reviews…20

Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms & Ranches, by Daniel Imhoff

Navigating the GEIS…21

• The critical role of EAWs
• Navigate the GEIS yourself

Membership Update…23

• LSP Local Foods Potluck Benefit September 27
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…24