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Blue and Yellow Macaw. Photo by Skeeze/ Pixabay

Monumental Win: Amazon Soy Moratorium Renewed Indefinitely

This agreement is a monumental win for wildlife, people, and our climate. The Amazon is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including iconic species such as macaws, jaguars, and …

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How the Brazilian Beef Industry is Helping Protect Wildlife Habitat in the Amazon

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) recently announced the beta launch of a new website and the publication of a new study, highlighting the effectiveness of …

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Songbirds, Migration and Soy: What’s the Connection?

Spring season is now in full swing, with bluebells blooming and daffodils dancing. And, even sweeter, there is the sound of songbirds singing. Now is peak migration time for many …

This heavy tilled soil has no soil structure, resulting in water polluting erosion, poor drainage, and slow warm up in spring. NWF Photo by Ryan Stockwell

Why You Should Use No Till and Cover Crops This Planting Season

It’s that time of year again when farmers’ hearts begin to beat a little faster in anticipation of the spring planting rush. Across rural America, farmers excitedly prepare tractors and planters, finalize …

Are Cover Crops an Underground Climate Change Solution?

Jaguar Mother and Cub. Photo: Jim Bauer/ Flickr  Creative Commons

Forest 500: Powerbrokers With The Greatest Potential To Reduce Deforestation

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New study, co-authored by NWF, shows Amazon Soy Moratorium saves…

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Researchers Recognize Conservation Agriculture’s Benefits

For the first time, a land grant university has recognized the benefits of a conservation practice to productivity and is changing recommended fertilizer rates accordingly.

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The Amazon Soy Moratorium is under threat!

  For nearly 8 years, the Soy Moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon has stood as a shining example of how  the agriculture industry can voluntarily protect forests in the tropics. …

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Romance and “Reality” in Rural America

Did you hear? Chris Soules, the heartthrob fan-favorite farmer from last season’s The Bachelorette will be next season’s Bachelor. Chris stole the hearts of the viewing audience with his family-first, …

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