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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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