Publications

Soil Health, Water & Climate Change: A Pocket Guide to What You Need to Know

This 50-page pocket guide provides policymakers, educators, journalists and the general public an Imageintroduction to the latest innovations in science and farming related to building soil health, and how implementing such practices on a wide scale basis can make agriculture a powerful force for creating a landscape that is good for our water and our climate.

Protecting Your Township from Unwanted Development

Produced by LSP's Policy and Organizing Program, this booklet provides guidance to townships 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 the 3rd edition of this publication; it was originally written in 1997 and updated again in 2006. The 2018 version includes significant updates, including information on frac sand mining operations. 65 pages. Paper copies available from LSP's Policy and Organizing Program by calling 612-722-6377, or e-mailing bking@landstewardshipproject.org.

Crop Insurance: How a Safety Net Became a Farm Policy Disaster

- White Paper #1: Crop Insurance — The Corporate Connection

• Crop Insurance: How a Safety Net Became a Farm Policy Disaster

- White Paper #2: Crop Insurance Ensures the Big Get Bigger

• Crop Insurance: How a Safety Net Became a Farm Policy Disaster

- White Paper #3: How Crop Insurance Hurts the Next Generation of Farmers

• Crop Insurance: How a Safety Net Became a Farm Policy Disaster

- Principles of Reform

• Crop Insurance: How a Safety Net Became a Farm Policy Disaster

- Why Investigate Crop Insurance?

• Crop Insurance: How a Safety Net Became a Farm Policy Disaster

- Fact Sheet: How Federally Subsidized Crop Insurance Works

• Crop Insurance: A Torn Safety Net

- Why the Farm Bill's Biggest Agricultural Program is a Boon to Corporations and a Bust for Family Farmers & the Land

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.

Our Minnesota Future: A Vision for Rural Minnesota

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.

Creating a Bright Future for Livestock Farms in Minnesota: A Report by the Citizen Task Force on Livestock Farms & Rural Communities

People’s EIS Scoping Report: Citizen Comments on the Necessary Scope and Depth of the Environmental Impact Statement on the Minnesota Sands Frac Sand Proposal