No. 4, 2014, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3
• Ensuring a Disaster
• Letters: Buckthorn, Soil, Narrative
• Continuous Learning about Continuous Living Cover

LSP News…6
• End of an LSL Era
• Sign Up for 2015 CSA Directory
• Is Farming in Your Future?
• Women Caring for the Land & Fencing

Profits from Perennials…8
• Contract Grazing & Land Stewardship
• Cover Crops & Wildlife

Policy & Organizing…10
• Crop Insurance: How a Safety Net Became a Farm Policy Disaster
• LSP's Insurance Reform Proposals
• MNsure Open Enrollment Deadlines
• Chart: Which Insurance Plan is for You?
• Speaking Out on Corporate Control

Farm Beginnings…16
• Applications for 2015-2016 Classes
• LSP's Journeyperson Course
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse

Farm Transitions…18
Farm Transitions Toolkit
• Farm Transitions Coaching Service
• Farm Transition Stories:

- Thinking Outside the Lines
- Don't Sell the Farm
- Building the Foundation

Reviews…28
The Ogallala Road
The Third Plate

Membership Update…30
• Many Ways to Support LSP
• In Memory & in Honor
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• Give a Gift of LSP Membership
• Get Current with LSP's LIVE-WIRE
• LSP's Ear to the Ground Podcast
• Wear Your Land Stewardship Project Pride

Admin Corner…31
• Team Photo

Stewardship Calendar…32