No. 2, 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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Table of Contents

The Roots of LSP's Work…3
• Bold Solutions Call for Bold Action

LSP Financial Update…5

LSP News…6
• Family Farm Breakfast at the Capitol
• Shoptaugh Named Operations, HR Manager
• Wasserman-Olin Departs LSP
• Remembering Dwight Ault
• Dining Out & Supporting LSP

Policy & Organizing…8
• Minn. State Legislative Update
• Breaking Healthcare at the Legislature
• Wasting Public $$ on Private Insurers
• House Version of Farm Bill is Bad News
• Talking Farm Policy in Wisconsin
• LSPers Advance a Bold Vision to Candidates for Minnesota Governor

Soil Health…14
• Ray Archuleta's Passion for Living Soil
• Pocket Guide to the Power of Soil
• MISA Turns 25
• LSP Soil Builders' Network
• The Currency of Carbon: Protozoa, Pastures & Profits

Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse…22

Farm Beginnings…23
• Applications Open for 2018-2019 Class
• Farm Beginnings in Other Regions
• Farm Dreams Class July 29
• Beginning Farmer Tax Credit

Farm Financial Stress…24
• Never, Ever, Ignore the Problem
• Do You Need Help?

Ecological Agrarians…26
• When Nature Bites Back

Reviews…28
The Driftless Reader
Letter to a Young Farmer

Membership Update…30
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Membership Questions?
• Get Current with LIVE-WIRE
Ear to the Ground Podcast
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• In Memory & in Honor
• Check Out the LSP Meeting Room

Stewardship Calendar…32