State legislatures and administrations can set policy and allocate resources that make a big difference to how the land is cared for, the prosperity of our communities and the health of our democracy. Unfortunately, lobbyists representing big agribusiness and financial interests too often run the show. When that happens, our land, communities and democracy come under attack. Whether they're pushing favorable treatment for frac sand mines or factory farms, big money corporations need to be exposed and challenged—and our rights of local democracy defended. At the same time, we need to advance the kind of forward-looking, common-sense state policies that put people and the land first. LSP members are working to shape state agriculture and food system policy in Minnesota—come lend your ideas and your voice.