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Black-footed ferret. Photo by Ryan Hagerty for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How many grassland animals do you know?

5/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, there are still critical protections for wildlife that are missing. […] Read more >

Two Greater Prairie Chickens dance on a lek on Gracie Creek Ranch, Nebraska. Photo by Aaron Price

Be My Wingman – Dance of the Greater Prairie Chicken

4/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

“The sound is just a long drawn out ‘boom’; you can just tell it’s a very old song that’s been going on for thousands of years. Kind of like an alarm clock in spring telling you to wake up; it’s […] Read more >

More Ways to Protect Wildlife Habitat in the 2012 Farm Bill

3/15/2012 // By Lara Bryant

As the Senate and House Agriculture Committees begin work on a new farm bill, one major question they should consider is “how can we make sure that farm bill dollars are used wisely?” Earlier this month I blogged on why […] Read more >

Greater Sage Grouse, credit USFWS/Stephen Ting

What Does the Farm Bill Have To Do with Wildlife?

2/23/2012 // By Lara Bryant

That’s what my family and friends ask me when I try to describe my work at National Wildlife Federation. ┬áThis is what I tell them: The Farm Bill is one of the most important laws helping farmers protect and enhance […] Read more >