Winter 2007 Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• The world's biggest farm beat

Myth Buster Box…5

• Factory farms & their secret subsidy

Newsbriefs…6

• Smart gambling & organics
• Damming water quality problems

LSP News…7

• Family farm breakfast
• Homegrown economy conference
• Organic dairy field day
• Win some pork
• LSP members honored
• ESAP's status
• Farm Beginnings time
• Doing the farm books

Southeast Update…11

• Keeping the wealth home

Policy Update…12

• LSP members go to D.C.
• Checkoff money & factory farms
• Race equity card
• A new congress
• No time for waiting on policy reform
• A preview of the Minn. Legislature
• LSP's legislative platform
• Mega-dairy stymied
• Urbanites sound off on farm policy

Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming…16

• Dave & Erin Varney

Food & Farm Connection…18

• Food Alliance Midwest
• Polar explorer eating well
• 2007 CSA Farm Directory
• Stewardship Food Network update

Multiple Benefits of Ag…20

• The Monitoring Team's legacy

Opportunities/Resources…23

Reviews…25

Farming & the Fate of Wild Nature
The Worst Hard Time
• Poetry: Nancy Paddock

Membership Update…26

• Fighting donor fatigue

Stewardship Calendar…28