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
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.