Farm Bill

Weekly News Roundup- September 20, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Once a parking space, now a public park (well, for a few hours at least). NWF joins in for DC’s Park(ing) Day …

Vernal pool. Photo courtesy of flickr user marymactavish

Buy California Wine, Kill an Endangered Species

This is part 2 of a blog about the recent farm bill debacle.  See part 1 here. And now, the story of a wealthy specialty crop lobby who publicly promote …

What Went Wrong with the Farm Bill?

After the Senate easily passed a Farm Bill earlier in June, many thought the House of Representatives had the votes in the bag to pass their own version. For 2 …

prairie pothole

Are Your Taxpayer Dollars Helping to Destroy Wetlands?

The Senate passed a 2013 Farm Bill that would stop this unbridled wetland drainage, but the House just refused to follow suit. Call your representatives and insist on wetland conservation …

John Gale on a farm hunting

Spending Time on a Farm Made Me a Conservationist

Did time on a farm inspire you to care about wildlife and natural places? Check out these farm memories from National Wildlife Federation staff and volunteers, and then share your stories.

Weekly News Roundup- June 14, 2013

NWF’s Be Out There Movement Announces Partnership with FamilyFun Magazine June 13– National Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased …

Weekly News Roundup – June 7, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Ranger Rick’s Tree House App Takes Home the Gold …

Senate Farm Bill Protects Soil, Water, Wildlife

  |   May 14, 2013

“Basic soil and wetland protection requirements were extended to apply to crop insurance premium subsidies.”  The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member …

Pintail ducks in flight (Photo: USFWS Pacific)

Is One of Our Country’s Greatest Conservation Achievements at Risk?

If I asked a group of people what this country’s greatest conservation success in last 25 years was, I might expect to hear stories about the protection of national forests, …

Lest we forget floods, another potential result from changing weather patterns due to climate change.  Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Drought, Fire and Freeze: Lawmakers Consider Impacts of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

The votes are in and the winner for Most Arresting Title for a Senate Committee Hearing goes to the Agriculture Committee for yesterday’s hearing, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics …

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