Lara Bryant’s Archive

We all get our meals from the soil in some way...earthworms, robins, and people!  Photo: Ryan Bushby via Wikimedia commons

Celebrate the International Year of Soils! Some things you never knew…

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, and it’s high time that we all show the soil a little love. Soil isn’t just for farmers; the …

Lake Erie Algae Bloom. Photo from NASA, via Wikimedia Commons.

Learn how cover crops can help fight algae blooms

Around the world, millions of people do not have access to clean drinking water. In the Eastern half of the US, however, most people have become accustomed to having unlimited …

Spinner dolphins

New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth …

Photo Courtesy of Kent Solberg

Meet the Cover Crop Champions

Last year NWF began a new program for cover crop expert farmers and agricultural professionals, called the “Cover Crop Champions.” The champions receive small grants to pay the cost of …

Corn stover is a potential source of biofuels, but there are environmental risks if too much residue is harvested. Photo: Lara Bryant

Can Corn Stover Really be a Sustainable Biofuel Source?

Male Sage Grouse, credit Rob Crow/Flickr

Victory! The New Farm Bill is a Major Win for…

A ruddy duck in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Gerlach.

5 Ways the New Farm Bill is Good for Wildlife

This Upland Sandpiper wants to know, why won't Congress put a national Sodsaver provision in the Farm Bill? Photo: Stephen Rossiter

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members …

Whether it's their home or a pit stop on the way south for the winter, many wildlife depend on working farm land. Photo: Ryan Stockwell

Last Call: Who Wants a Farm Bill that Works for Wildlife?

Sisyphus was a king from Greek mythology who was punished by the gods by being forced eternally to push a massive boulder up a hill; each time, as the boulder …

Cover crops make bees happy. Photo: flick user steveburt1947

What do Cover Crops have to do with Wildlife?

National Wildlife Federation has been working hard for the past few years to overcome barriers and support champions of cover crop adoption. In fact, we just released two new reports …

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