No. 1, 2018, 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.

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The Roots of LSP's Work…3
• Climate Change, Agriculture & Energy

Myth Buster Box…4
• The Economics of Working Lands Conservation

LSP News…5
• LSP Staff Changes

Policy & Organizing…6
• Crop Insurance: A Torn Safety Net
• The Healthcare Carnival Ride
• A Vision for Rural Minnesota
• Racial Justice Cohort
• Uncomfortable Conversations
• ‘Our Farm Bill’ Message Goes to D.C.
• Action Alert: Call to Save CSP
• Crop Insurance Modernization Act Introduced
• LSP Soil Health Congressional Testimony

Soil Health…14
• Climate Conversation
• Video: Farmers Talk Climate Change
• Ramping Up a Resource’s ROI
• Weaving a Web of Willing Workers
• Cropping Systems Calculator Rebooted
• Calculating the Loss of Soil
• Conservation Lease Resources

Farm Beginnings…18
• Applications Open for 2018-2019 Class
• Farm Beginnings in Other Regions
• Farm Dreams Class in July
• Beginning Farmer Tax Credit
Farm Transitions Toolkit
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse…22

Community Based Food Systems…24
• Young Gardeners/Young Leaders
• 2018 CSA Farm Directory

Farmer-to-Farmer…26
• LSPers Make Connections to Oaxaca

Reviews…28
Drawdown
Ten Plants that Changed Minnesota

Membership Update…30
• Monthly Giving’s Constant Support
• Membership Questions?
• Volunteer for LSP
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• LSP Members Speak Out

Stewardship Calendar…32