No. 4, 2015, 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
• A Land Ethic for Our Common Home
• Why Winona County Should Ban Frac Sand Mining

Myth Buster…5
• Less Wildlife Habitat Makes for Safer Food

LSP News…6
• LSP Staff: Ness Leaves, Olson Returns
• Allan & Kersey Join LSP Board

Policy & Organizing…7
• Financing a Healthy Rural MN
• As Rates Get Worse, MNsure Looks Better
• Chart: What Kind of Health Coverage Can You Get from MNsure?
• LSP's Mosel on State Ag Funding Panel
• LSP Board Member Named a White House 'Champion of Change'
• LSP Meets with National Allies to Build 'Capacity for Change'
• Farming, French Fries & Fast Food
• First-Ever LSP Member Trip to Mexico with Witness for Peace

Farm Transitions…14
• Value-Added Capacity Building
Farm Transitions Toolkit
Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land

Women Caring for the Land…18
• Farming's Demographic Future

Farm Beginnings…19
• LSP's Farm Beginnings Accepting 2016-2017 Applications
• Is Farming in Your Future?
• 'LSP Local' Listserv Shares Farming Information
• Kiva Zip Loans
• MDA Funding Available for Farmers
• FB Collaborative Website Launched
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: No More Horsing Around
• LSP's Journeyperson Takes Farming to the Next Level

Opportunities/Resources…22
• LSP Township Manual
• Riparian Grazing
• Volunteer for LSP
• Want to Support LSP with a Gift of Land?
• Podcasts: Digging the Dirt on Soil Health
• Get Your LSP Cap Today

Continuous Living Cover…23
• Cover Crops in the Chippewa
• Soil Health on Women's Land
• King of the Cover Crops

Reviews…28
Going Driftless
The End of Plenty

LSP Admin Corner…30
• LSP Staffers Assess Long Range Plan

Membership Update…30
• The Joy of Making Positive Change
• In Memory & in Honor
• Give a Gift LSP Membership
• Get Current with LSP's LIVE-WIRE
Support LSP in Your Workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32