News Releases

In Walz Meeting, SE MN Farmers Call for a 2018 Farm Bill that Supports Beginning Farmers, Soil Health & Risk Management Reform

UTICA, Minn. — Over 100 family farmers and rural residents gathered in Utica May 11 to discuss federal agricultural policy reforms during a special Land Stewardship Project (LSP) meeting with U.S. Rep. Tim Walz. Participants in the meeting made it clear that the 2018 Farm Bill needs to support family farms, conservation, beginning farmers and…  Read More

SE MN Farmers Invited to Join Soil Builders’ Network

LEWISTON, Minn. — If you are a crop or livestock farmer in southeastern Minnesota, the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) invites you to join the Soil Builders’ Network to receive regular updates on workshops, field days and on-farm demonstrations related to the latest in soil health and cover-cropping. The Soil Builders’ Network was launched earlier this…  Read More

Minnesota Farmers Have Until May 5 to Renew CSP Contracts

Minnesota farmers have until May 5 to re-enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). This renewal option is specifically for farmers and ranchers who enrolled in CSP initially in 2013. Farmers are encouraged to contact their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office for more information on renewing. CSP is a comprehensive working lands conservation…  Read More

Farmers & Rural Residents Call for Ag Policy that Supports People & the Land During Discussion with Rep. Peterson in Redwood Falls

Support for Beginning Farmers, Conservation & Crop Insurance Reform Called for REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — More than 85 members and supporters of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) delivered a clear message April 11 to a key member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee: the next Farm Bill must help small and mid-sized farmers while protecting…  Read More

LSP Launches ‘Keep Rural Minnesota Strong’ Media Campaign

Campaign Features Rural Opposition to State Legislation that Would Pave the Way for More & Larger Factory Farms in Minnesota The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) today launched a media campaign focused on rural opposition to proposed state legislation that would dramatically weaken environmental review of Minnesota’s largest proposed factory farms. The campaign features an advertisement…  Read More

Farm Transition Workshop April 1 in Benson

BENSON, Minn. — Thinking about a long-term plan for your farm or land? The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is holding a farm transition workshop Saturday, April 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the basement of the Benson County Law Enforcement Center (301 14th Street North) This event is free and open to the…  Read More

Pro-Frac Sand Interests File Lawsuit Against Winona County Over Frac Sand Ban

WINONA, Minn. — An attorney with a Minneapolis-based business law firm filed a lawsuit this week against Winona County, challenging the county’s ordinance that bans any new frac sand operations. The firm, Larkin Hoffman, is among the largest in Minnesota and has often been associated with frac sand interests, including the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council.…  Read More