Farm Bill

Are Your Taxpayer Dollars Helping to Destroy Wetlands?

The Senate passed a 2013 Farm Bill that would stop this unbridled wetland drainage, but the House just refused to follow suit. Call your representatives and insist on wetland conservation … Read more

John Gale on a farm hunting

Spending Time on a Farm Made Me a Conservationist

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

Weekly News Roundup- June 14, 2013

NWF’s Be Out There Movement Announces Partnership with FamilyFun Magazine June 13– National Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased … Read more

Senate Farm Bill Protects Soil, Water, Wildlife

“Basic soil and wetland protection requirements were extended to apply to crop insurance premium subsidies.”  The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member … Read more

Is One of Our Country’s Greatest Conservation Achievements at Risk?

If I asked a group of people what this country’s greatest conservation success in last 25 years was, I might expect to hear stories about the protection of national forests, … Read more

Drought, Fire and Freeze: Lawmakers Consider Impacts of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

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 … Read more

Super Bowl Ad Sparks Interest in the Role of Farmers Today

Besides the rare opportunity to see the Ravens win, the Super Bowl is always worth watching because you never know what you’re going to see. For me the highlight of … Read more

Pintail Ducks’ Wetlands at Risk from Flawed Farm Bill

Wetlands in the prairie potholes habitats across Great Plains grasslands where Pintail Ducks, shovelers and American white pelicans breed are at risk from a flawed version of the Farm Bill … Read more

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 … Read more

Lessons of the Dust Bowl

“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 … Read more