This was a banner year for Wild Farm Alliance and your support made it possible - thank you!
From successfully pushing the National Organic Standards Board to protect Native Ecosystems to training inspectors and certifiers on how to support and assess for biodiversity conservation - this year was exciting!Read more
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This is it. It’s make or break time for the 2018 Farm Bill. Only a few days remain for Congress to finish a new bill or pass a temporary extension of the old one. Either way, farmers and communities are counting on action.Read more
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Action Alert: Call on your Assemblymember to support investments in natural resources solutions to climate change!
California supporters - Please call or write to your Assemblymember asking them to sign on to proposal for $400 million for natural and working lands climate change investments.Read more
The National Organic Coalition (NOC) is offering a limited number of scholarships to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meetings.Read more
The cultivation of trees on agricultural land helps to enrich soils, maintain soil moisture and stop erosion, provide vital habitat for wildlife, as well as store carbon. This practice, where tree and shrub cultivation is incorporated among crops or pasture, is called agroforestry and is the center of attention in a recent study looking at how to reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture.Read more
Join Wild Farm Alliance for Upcoming Webinar with eOrganic on Biodiversity Conservation in Organic Agriculture
Upcoming Webinar: How to Implement and Verify Biodiversity Conservation Activities in Organic Agricultural SystemsRead more
Birds reduced insect pests in conventional alfalfa by over 33%, according to a new study published in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Habitat is key: the reduction of pests occurs where crops are near habitat. The study found that the fields with bordering trees had a lower number of pest weevils near those field borders, indicating that birds are very important pest control operators. When farms provide habitat near food sources (in this case pest insects), they benefit more than those farms without habitat on the edges.Read more
Last month, the Wild Farm Alliance team headed to Lubbock for the Texas Pollinator PowWow Conference. It was three-days filled with incredible presentations and a field trip to a privately-owned native shortgrass prairie and playa lake with experts on bees, plants, birds, and butterflies.Read more