Conservation Champions: Farmers Leading From the Ground Up

Cover crops and other conservation agriculture practices have an array of benefits that support soil health, crop production, water quality, and farm resilience. Despite these numerous and well demonstrated benefits, …

The post Conservation Champions: Farmers Leading From the Ground Up appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

A Helping Hand: Conservation on Farms Yields Wins for Wildlife & Our Climate

Conservation farming improves water quality and nutrient retention, reduces soil erosion, increases productivity, and can even mitigate the harsh impacts of climate change. These practices include keeping soil planted between …

The post A Helping Hand: Conservation on Farms Yields Wins for Wildlife & Our Climate appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

Farmer Outreach Coffee Chats

The virtual coffee shop is always open. This past year has challenged the way we normally connect to neighbors and colleagues in the ag stewardship space. Fortunately, farmers and their outreach partners are used to adapting to whatever is thrown at them. Although there is no substitute for face to face conversation over a hot […]

Growing A Sustainable Future for Agriculture

Agriculture is inextricably tied to the future of people and wildlife. Working lands – the farms, ranches, and forests that we depend on for food and fiber – make up …

The post Growing A Sustainable Future for Agriculture appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

Lessons from a Leaf: The Wild World of Orchard Insects

It’s harvest time in central Washington. Daybreak in the pear orchards of the Wenatchee Valley is accompanied by the sound of ladders clanking, tractors roaring to life, and pickers singing …

The post Lessons from a Leaf: The Wild World of Orchard Insects appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

Fighting Climate Change on the Farm

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the idea of planting a trillion trees globally to fight climate change by drawing carbon dioxide out of the air. Reforestation …

The post Fighting Climate Change on the Farm appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

This year, the Mississippi River flooded for more than 6 months, unprecedented in both length of time and volume of water. Researchers recently announced that this year the excess fertilizer …

The post Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

How Virginia Farmers Protect Clean Water & Wildlife

In the Mid-Atlantic region, our staff often encounter the common misconception that protecting the environment and supporting farmers are incompatible. This is likely because agriculture is the largest source of …

The post How Virginia Farmers Protect Clean Water & Wildlife appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

Forests Emerge As Global Priority At COP23

Following an exciting first week of the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the COP23, the National Wildlife Federation’s International Wildlife Conservation team continued to advocate for …

The post Forests Emerge As Global Priority At COP23 appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

Become a Cover Crop Champion!

Imagine driving around Iowa in December. You are driving by open corn and soybean fields. Some of them are brown and empty fields, but some are covered in green. However …

The post Become a Cover Crop Champion! appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

Win-win solutions for the Environment and Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation recently co-organized an official side event as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Our event focused on opportunities to improve management practices on …

The post Win-win solutions for the Environment and Wildlife appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

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 …

The post Sustainable Farming appeared first on The National Wildlife Federation Blog.

  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2