Farm Bill

How Outdated Wetlands Maps Threaten Wildlife

A rule announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) undermines the very existence of many of the habitats that birds like the whooping crane need to survive. The … Read more

Victory: A Wildlife-Friendly Farm Bill

After years of hard work and many months of negotiations, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the 2018 Farm Bill which includes many wins for wildlife. This bipartisan … Read more

The Untold Tale of the Tortoise & the Hare

A well-known Aesop’s Fable is the Tortoise and the Hare, an account between unequal partners, a slow tortoise, and a swift hare. But there’s a lesser-known story that we’ll be … Read more

The Farm Bill: An Opportunity for Conservation Gold

Last month, American athletes competed for gold in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Through grit, determination, and a healthy support network, many of our Olympians were successful, including … Read more

Farming Our Way to a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay

This week Senator Chris Van Hollen from Maryland and Congressman Bobby Scott from Virginia introduced the Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017 in both the House and Senate. … Read more

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President Obama’s Wildlife Conservation Wins

American presidents have incredible power to shape the conservation movement – from Theodore Roosevelt, who established the national parks system, to Richard Nixon, who created the Environmental Protection Agency. After … Read more

Sustainable Farming

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our … Read more

Enhancing the Farm Bill: NWF Honors Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Over half of the land in the lower 48 states is actively managed for farming, ranching, and tree production. Sustainable management of these “working lands” is critical to conserving wildlife … Read more

Longleaf Pine Restoration Included in New Era of Conservation

USDA made an announcement last week that will help NWF’s work on longleaf pine restoration in the southeast. Farm Bill funds will provide support to partners exploring the economics and … Read more

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New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth … Read more