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The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Lewes, DE offers an array of freshly grown vegetables. Photo by Abby Barber

Eating and Growing Local to Sustain Wildlife

Farmers markets benefit local communities in a variety of ways, from boosting the local economy to supplying an array of fresh, oftentimes sustainably grown food to helping small farmers whose …

Are Cover Crops an Underground Climate Change Solution?

Good news! A recent study from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences measured how much carbon can be sequestered by cover crops. Researchers found that – if we all stepped up …

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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, …

Opportunity is Growing on America’s farms

I live in a big city now, but I grew up in a small town. Farms and rolling fields, pastures and paddocks, corn and combines. Those were the good ol’ …

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New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining…

Photo Courtesy of Kent Solberg

Meet the Cover Crop Champions

Sweet Success: Bronx Guild High School’s Urban Farm

A ruddy duck in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Gerlach.

5 Ways the New Farm Bill is Good for Wildlife

The 2014 Farm Bill is closer than ever to becoming law; yesterday, House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders agreed on a final version of the farm bill that is a …

This Upland Sandpiper wants to know, why won't Congress put a national Sodsaver provision in the Farm Bill? Photo: Stephen Rossiter

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members …

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No Till, Cover Crops and Wildlife: A Lively Combination

After harvest of winter wheat earlier this year, an interesting thing happened: my field, with the wheat residue remaining and cover crops growing, became migratory waterfowl Mecca. Why was this?  …

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