Cautious Optimism

In the months leading up to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, there was a feeling of urgency to ensure national governments and companies would stay …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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