Wisconsin

Bison in Yellowstone National Park. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Scott Denny

Affiliate of the Week: Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that …

This heavy tilled soil has no soil structure, resulting in water polluting erosion, poor drainage, and slow warm up in spring. NWF Photo by Ryan Stockwell

Why You Should Use No Till and Cover Crops This Planting Season

It’s that time of year again when farmers’ hearts begin to beat a little faster in anticipation of the spring planting rush. Across rural America, farmers excitedly prepare tractors and planters, finalize …

June 23 2014 residue cover in no till cover cropped field

Researchers Recognize Conservation Agriculture’s Benefits

For the first time, a land grant university has recognized the benefits of a conservation practice to productivity and is changing recommended fertilizer rates accordingly.

Soybeans enjoying warmer soils thanks to no till and cover crops.

Myth Busted: Cover Crops and Soil Temperatures

We’ve all probably heard the old fact that cover crops result in colder, wetter soils. It seems this myth has been around amazingly longer than cover crops themselves. It is …

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Coal Train from the Powder River Basin Derails

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No Till, Cover Crops and Wildlife: A Lively Combination

Soil Health, Risk Management, and Wildlife: Observed Benefits of Cover…

Winter Wheat, October 2012.

Three Things I’ve Learned from Converting to No Till and Cover Crops

As I wrap up year number two of converting my farmland to no till and cover crops, I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect. No better time …

Wildlife like these Sandhill cranes forage through crop residue in late spring.  No till and cover crops not only protect water quality and improve soil health and productivity, but provide vital habitat and forage for wildlife.

What I Learned About My Farm from Two Minutes in the Rain

Driving home one evening earlier this summer, I noticed a lot of water in roadside ditches after a sizable storm rolled through the area.  I thought it would be a …

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Guest Post by Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI): Why the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act is Important

Congressman Ron Kind  grew up in La Crosse, WI, and is honored to represent the people of his home district to this day. He is a longtime advocate of conserving …

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