No. 1, 2017, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

The Roots of LSP's Work…3
• Change Comes from the Ground Up

Myth Buster Box…4
• The Accountability of Commodity Checkoffs

Voices from the Land…4
• Who Does the MPCA Serve?

LSP News…6
• Racial Justice
• D.C. Fly-in
• Everett Koenig: 1935-2016
• Get Current with LIVE-WIRE
Ear to the Ground podcast
• LSP Staff Changes
• Allister Joins Federal Policy Committee
• New Board Members

Policy & Organizing…8
• Our Farm Bill
• Healthcare: Short-term Relief vs. Long-term Reform
• For-profit HMOs?
• LSP & the 2017 Legislative Session
• Anatomy of a Grassroots Campaign

Racial Justice…16
• LSP's Racial Justice Cohort
• A New Narrative About Race

Continuous Living Cover…18
• Seeking the Trifecta of Success
• Cover Crops, Grazing & Profits
• Connecting Farmers, Connecting Soil

Ecological Agrarians…21
• High Impact Farming

Community Based Food Systems…24
• 2017 CSA Farm Directory
• Vegetable Farm Survey

Farm Beginnings…25
• Apply for the 2017-2018 Class
• Farm Beginnings in Other Regions
• Is Farming in Your Future?
• Journeyperson Course Next Fall
Farm Transitions Toolbox

Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse…26

Reviews…28
The Hidden Half of Nature

Poetry…29

Membership Update…30
• Membership Survey
• LSP Launches Future Impact Fund
• In Memory & in Honor
• Support LSP in Your Workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32