Publications

• Protecting Your Township from Unwanted Development

Produced by LSP's policy program, this booklet provides guidance on using the Minnesota Interim Ordinance and other tools in the state's Municipal Planning law. It also contains an extensive list of resources. This is a significantly updated version of the original 1997 publication. 2006 - 52 pages. Paper copies available from LSP's Policy Program office by calling 612-722-6377, or e-mailing bking@landstewardshipproject.org.

• The Money Pit: How Minnesota Property Taxpayers are Subsidizing Factory Farms

This is an LSP report on how a little-known law exempting manure storage facilities from property taxes unfairly benefits large-scale livestock operations.

The Land Stewardship Letter

This is the nationally-known quarterly publication of the Land Stewardship Project, a private, nonprofit organization.

Special Report: Soil Health, Profits & Resiliency

In 2012 the Land Stewardship Letter published a series of articles on the groundbreaking work being done by a team of farmers, conservationists and scientists in North Dakota's Burleigh County to combine soil health, profitability and greater overall community sustainability. This special report combines those articles and information on additional resources.

The Syngenta Corporation & Atrazine: The Cost to the Land, People & Democracy

In January 2010 the Land Stewardship Project and Pesticide Action Network North America collaborated on a special report on atrazine, one of the most commonly detected pesticides in U.S. ground and surface water. This report offers a review of the many environmental and health concerns surrounding atrazine and describes how its inventor and primary manufacturer, Syngenta, has resisted attempts to conduct extensive research on the chemical and regulate its use. The report also highlights what farmers can do to end their reliance on atrazine.