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Tweet to Help Protect Meadowlarks’ Grassland Habitats

4/18/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The flute-like melody of the Western Meadowlark is a familiar and iconic sound across the grasslands of the American West and Midwest. These vibrantly-colored songbirds build their nests and forage for food in native grasslands, meadows, and farm fields during …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Conservation Funding at Risk: Contact your Senator Now!

6/28/2011 // By Aviva Glaser

Today, people across the country are participating in a National Conservation Day of Action to protest the huge cuts to farm bill conservation programs that the House of Representative passed in their agriculture spending bill. Your Senator needs to hear …

Government Shutdown: Coming to a Farm Near You

4/8/2011 // By Aviva Glaser

With the potential government shutdown looming closer and closer, many people far outside of DC are wondering what the government shutdown will mean for their daily lives.¬† While farmers may be miles from DC, many rely on the government for …

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