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What Went Wrong with the Farm Bill?

6/21/2013 // By Lara Bryant

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 years, I’ve been working on farm bill policy, and I’ve […] Read more >

John Gale on a farm hunting

Spending Time on a Farm Made Me a Conservationist

6/14/2013 // By Carla Brown

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. Read more >

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

2/15/2013 // By Lara Bryant

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 of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers.” But seriously folks, I […] Read more >

Don’t Farm Naked

8/6/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Plant Cover Crops When most people think about fighting climate change, they think about driving less, using wind power, or protecting carbon sinks like the rainforest.  However, cover crops are a farm practice that sequester carbon, improve water quality and […] Read more >

Calling on Wildlife Fans in Texas and Oklahoma

7/13/2012 // By Lara Bryant

On July 11th, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) tried to make the argument that the states of Texas and Oklahoma should be exempt from a provision that would limit federal subsidies to […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – August 5, 2011

8/5/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife August 4 – The extreme flooding of 2011 has affected thousands of […] Read more >

Photo via Patrick Briggs, Flickr

North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

7/26/2011 // By Miles Grant

Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines. Read more >

Photo: Doug Inkley, Ph.D.

If You Don’t Eat Your Veggies Stink Bugs Will

7/25/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

  Unlike scores of children around the globe, brown marmorated stink bugs don’t mind eating their veggies or yours. The invasive species is rather fond of broccoli and asparagus, some of the worst dinner time offenders. They also like soybeans, […] 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 >