No. 2, 2016, Land Stewardship Letter

Download a pdf version of this issue here. Extra paper copies are available by contacting Brian DeVore at 612-722-6377 or via e-mail.

Table of Contents

Commentary…3
• Making Our Farm & Food System Accountable

Myth Buster Box…4
• Cattle, Carbon & Climate

LSP News…6
• LSP Staff Changes
• Restaurants Support LSP's Work
• Land Ethic = Water Ethic
• Soil Health's Policy Problem
• 2016 Family Farm Breakfast

Policy & Organizing…10
• One Step Closer to a Frac Sand Ban
• Potatoes & Toxins
• Minnesota Legislative Wrap-up
• Healthcare as a Human Right

Farm Beginnings…16
• Farm Beginnings Accepting 2016-2017 Applications
• Opening Farms to People with Dementia
• Is Farming in Your Future?
• A New View of Risk Management
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Paul & Sara Freid
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse

Continuous Living Cover…22
• Conservation Leases
• Stewardship Values Checklist
• Talking Conservation
• Crunching the Conservation Cropping Numbers
• The Goals Driving Cover Cropping

LSP Financial Update…27

Reviews…28
Resilient Agriculture
Whispers & Shadows

Admin Corner…30
• LSP's Work on Display

Membership Update…30
• Many Ways to Volunteer at LSP
• In Memory & in Honor
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• Get Current with LSP's LIVE-WIRE

Stewardship Calendar…32