News Releases

Cover Crops, Roller Crimping & Organics Focus of Austin Field Day Sept 7

Contact: Barb Sogn-Frank, LSP, 507-479-9119, e-mail AUSTIN, Minn. — Cover Crops, roller crimping and organics will be the focus of a soil health field day Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Ruth and Jon Jovaag farm near Austin (53504 173rd Street). This Land Stewardship Project (LSP) event will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and…  Read More

MN Farmers Welcome Hearing of Groundbreaking Soil Health Legislation

Bill to Offer Incentives to Reach ‘100% Soil Healthy Farming’ in MN by 2040 SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Calling it a “win-win” for agriculture and the environment, farmer-members of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) applauded today’s scheduled hearing of the “100% Soil Healthy Farming Bill” in the Minnesota House Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy…  Read More

‘Principles to Practices’ Virtual Soil Health Workshop Feb. 16

LEWISTON, Minn. — Soil health experts Jay Fuhrer and Jon Stika will present on annual cover crops, grazing perennials and planting cash crops into green covers during a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) online workshop Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free, but registration is required by going to https://landstewardshipproject.org/events/item/1576.…  Read More

LSP Statement on MN Governor’s Budget Proposal

Budget Provides Needed Support for Small & Mid-sized Farms, but Maintains a Corporate-Centered Status Quo in MN Ag Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s two-year budget proposal was released Jan. 26. The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) applauds the measures included in this budget that require the wealthiest individuals and major corporations in our state to contribute their…  Read More

LSP Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Rejection of Suit against Winona County Frac Sand Ban

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would not hear frac sand corporation Minnesota Sands, LLC’s, suit attempting to overturn the Winona County frac sand ban. Thus, the ordinance preventing any frac sand mining, processing, or transportation operations within the southeastern Minnesota county’s jurisdiction remains in place. The Land Stewardship Project is pleased…  Read More

‘Acting on Your Values’ Workshop Series for Retiring Farmers, Landowners & Renters Offered Online

Are you a farmland owner or retiring farmer looking to transition ownership or rent your farmland in ways that reflect your values? The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is putting on a free winter series of virtual workshops designed to help you act on your conservation and social values. LSP has introductory workshops for retiring farmers…  Read More

LSP Releases Songs-of-the-Soil, Organization’s 1st Music Videos

LEWISTON, Minn. — The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) has released a pair of music videos highlighting key themes of the growing farmer interest in building soil health. The two songs-of-the-soil, “Got Cover Crops” and “Back to Soil,” were commissioned from Austin, Minn., native and singer-songwriter Bret Hesla and performed with the band Six Feet Deep.…  Read More

LSP Direct Marketing Workshops Dec. 8 & 10

LEWISTON, Minn. — The growing season is winding down for farmers, giving them time to focus on improving and expanding their direct marketing enterprises. Two upcoming online workshops — Dec. 8 and Dec. 10 —for farmers looking to gain skills from experienced direct marketers and take steps to improve their farm profits are being sponsored…  Read More