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Photo: Arthur Rothstein, 1936. Library of Congress. Farm family walks through a dust storm near Cimarron County, Oklahoma.

Lessons of the Dust Bowl

10/19/2012 // By Lara Bryant

“We were too selfish and we were trying to make money. It didn’t work out.” – Dust Bowl Survivor quoted in Ken Burns’s documentary, The Dust Bowl Wednesday night, I attended an early preview of Ken Burns’ documentary, The Dust […] Read more >

Old barns might still be pretty, but old farm laws are not.  The Farm Bill has to keep moving forward to keep up with the times.  Photo credit: flickr, cwwycoff1

Congress Fails Farmers and Wildlife (Updated)

9/18/2012 // By Lara Bryant

The 2012 Farm Bill, or lack thereof, has been ubiquitous in news media over the last few months. Opinions and perspectives on the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill are diverse and complicated; that isn’t surprising, considering that this […] 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 >

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 >

Western_Meadowlark Wikimedia Commons

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 […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – September 30, 2011

9/30/2011 // 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: Protecting Wildlife and a Way of Life: America’s Grasslands Conference [w/video] September 30 – America’s prairies, iconic grasslands that […] Read more >

Protecting Wildlife and a Way of Life: America’s Grasslands Conference

9/30/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

America’s prairies, iconic grasslands that conjure up images of cowboys, Native Americans, wild horses and bison, are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. As they disappear, so does an American way of life, a western spirit of […] Read more >

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