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 …

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Are Cover Crops an Underground Climate Change Solution?

Good news! A recent study from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences measured how much carbon can be sequestered by cover crops. Researchers found that – if we all stepped up …

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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.

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Romance and “Reality” in Rural America

Did you hear? Chris Soules, the heartthrob fan-favorite farmer from last season’s The Bachelorette will be next season’s Bachelor. Chris stole the hearts of the viewing audience with his family-first, …

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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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Opportunity is Growing on America’s farms

I live in a big city now, but I grew up in a small town. Farms and rolling fields, pastures and paddocks, corn and combines. Those were the good ol’ …

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Opportunity is Growing on America’s farms

I live in a big city now, but I grew up in a small town. Farms and rolling fields, pastures and paddocks, corn and combines. Those were the good ol’ …

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Evidence Builds: No Till and Cover Crops Make Working Lands More Wildlife-Friendly

In late April, when the snow finally receded (I didn’t think spring would ever get here), I decided to take a walk through my field that was winter wheat last …

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Meet the Cover Crop Champions

Last year NWF began a new program for cover crop expert farmers and agricultural professionals, called the “Cover Crop Champions.” The champions receive small grants to pay the cost of …

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COP 19 Report: NWF’s Partnerships for Forest Protection

Greetings from Poland! NWF staff have been circling the National Stadium, speaking with government negotiators, civil society and the private sector. Yesterday was our opportunity to present the work we’ve …

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COP 19 Report: NWF’s Partnerships for Forest Protection

Greetings from Poland! NWF staff have been circling the National Stadium, speaking with government negotiators, civil society and the private sector. Yesterday was our opportunity to present the work we’ve …

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COPs, REDD and Climate Change: NWF Takes its Message to Poland

The air is starting to get chilly, the sun is setting earlier in the evening, and climate change professionals around the world are working longer hours. It must be time …

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