The Roots of National Wildlife Federation’s Agriculture Work
Wait… The National Wildlife Federation works in agriculture? This is a question the NWF Land Stewardship team answers often. Yes! NWF has been working to support farmers and agricultural conservation … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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. Read more
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 … Read more
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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