DEAR NEW FARM:
I am the printer at an under-2000 circulation weekly newspaper
in rural Minnesota. Since I am the only employee with a farm
background, I am also the farm page editor. This means that
I get to decide which news releases from the chemical companies
and the Extension Service get put in the paper. I am trying
to find some better stories to put in instead of all this
“propag-advertising”. There is a lot of great
work on your web site. I have been reading the articles for
almost a year now. Is there anyway that I can get permission,
even on a case-by-case basis to reproduce some of your articles?
I would of course credit you and the authors. Otherwise, could
you also recommend some other sources for “free”
Thank you so much,
You’re quite welcome, and we’d love to help you
balance the chemical company propaganda with our positive
stories of regenerative agriculture. Just make sure the story
you're interested in is original New Farm content (not a reprint)
and e-mail Assistant Editor Amanda Kimble-Evans; firstname.lastname@example.org
with your request.
Since we receive a number of requests such as yours (mostly
from other like-minded nonprofits), we’ve actually created
a content share page on our website at www.newfarm.org/pressroom/contentshare/index.shtml.
There you’ll find free, ready-to-publish content and
links to some of our featured articles updated biweekly. Simply
copy the texts and links you'd like to use and paste them
into your word-processing or web-design program. We'll even
notify you whenever we post new shared material when you sign
up for the e-update.
Other organizations you might approach for content include:
the Environmental New Service (ENS), www.ens-newswire.com;
ATTRA-National Sustainable Information Service,
http://attra.ncat.org; and, specific to your region, The
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, www.mosesorganic.org;
the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, www.iatp.org;
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, www.misa.umn.edu;
and the Land Stewardship Project (LSP), www.landstewardshipproject.org.