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Wildlife like these Sandhill cranes forage through crop residue in late spring.  No till and cover crops not only protect water quality and improve soil health and productivity, but provide vital habitat and forage for wildlife.

What I Learned About My Farm from Two Minutes in the Rain

8/6/2012 // By Ryan Stockwell

Driving home one evening earlier this summer, I noticed a lot of water in roadside ditches after a sizable storm rolled through the area.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to see if there were any visible differences […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 8, 2012

6/8/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Celebrate Get Outdoors Day With Help From National Wildlife Federation June 8 – In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day […] Read more >

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.  This is what I tell them: The Farm Bill is one of the most important laws helping farmers protect and enhance […] Read more >

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5 Delicious Foods Threatened By Climate Change

11/7/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Chocolate, peanut butter, bread, cheese, wine, coffee, and raspberries.  That’s my desert island list.  You know, the foods I would choose to have with me if stranded on a desert island. But recent reports are indicating that climate change threatens […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – September 9, 2011

9/9/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Our offices were closed last Friday, so this week we have a double edition of the National Wildlife Federation news roundup: Congress Moves Flood Insurance Reform Forward as Americans Face Effects of Hurricane Season September 8 – The Senate Committee on […] Read more >

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: The Cure For “Nature Envy” by Sarah Haynes

6/9/2011 // By NWF

As a student, I have had my fair share of what I call ‘nature envy’ moments. You know, the ones where you are sitting in the classroom and suddenly find yourself staring out a window (if your lucky) or just day-dreaming (if […] Read more >

CNN Video: Reducing Emissions Down on the Farm

4/25/2010 // By Miles Grant

We touched on livestock emissions in our recent Cowgate episode of the Climate Capsule’s Denier File. Here’s a CNN report on efforts to reduce emissions at one Vermont farm: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2010/04/07/gsif.burpless.cows.cnn Read more >

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