Spring 2008 Land Stewardship Letter

You can download a pdf version of this issue here.

Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Falling in love all over again
• Don't forget immigration reform
• Letters

Myth Buster Box…6

• Nitrogen: feel the burn

LSP News…7

• Family Farm Breakfast
• Farmers & Chefs Brought Together
• Dana Jackson honored
• Taylor joins LSP staff
• Local food on local menus
• Community Food & Farm Fest May 3-4
• Richards & Rubenstein serve internships
• LSP members honored

Policy Update…12

• 2007 Farm Bill stalled
• LSP State Platform announced
• RIM-Clean Energy legislative proposal

Sow the Seeds…17

• Program helps flood-ravaged farmers

Food & Farm Connection…18

• Racking up the food miles
• 2008 CSA Directory Available
• Stewardship Food Directory updated
• Harvest for the Hungry
• Food Alliance Midwest

Farm Beginnings…22

• Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Ryan & Kristine Jepsen
• Course Deadline Aug. 28

Green Fuel-Green Farming…24

• Part one in a series on biofuels & their impact on sustainable agriculture, family farming & rural communities

Reviews…26

In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
King Corn, by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis & Ian Cheney

Opportunities/Resources…28

• LSP caps, notecards, posters
• Farmers' market, organic land, minority ag report, on-farm wind energy guide

Membership Update…30

• Procrastinate no longer
• Paper(less) work

Stewardship Calendar…32