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Mass soybean harvesting at a farm in Brazil

The story of soy

Behind beef, soy is the second largest agricultural driver of deforestation worldwide. From the Northern Great Plains of the U.S. to the Amazon of Brazil, forests, grasslands, and wetlands are being plowed up to make room for more soy production. 

  • WWF celebrates and supports ranching stewardship programs

    Ranchers are often the first to admit they prefer to shy away from the spotlight. However, when they do participate, there is an opportunity to elevate the conversation about North American sustainable beef production and private lands stewardship while celebrating innovation and leadership with their peers. WWF supports stewardship award recognition programs in all five Northern Great Plains states (MT, ND, SD, WY, NE), where ranchers manage the majority of the NGP’s remaining intact grasslands. 

    Lyle Perman
  • Solutions for a hot, crowded, and hungry world

    December 08, 2015

    Energy production is the largest source of these emissions, but agriculture contributes a significant share—about 24%, according to the World Resources Institute. Clearly, improving the way we produce food is critical in the fight against climate change.

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  • Degraded Land: Holding the Line on Brazil’s Resources

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    Shifting from cattle to crops optimizes land use
    Plant sprouting between urban and rural
  • Soil Carbon: A Scientist Makes a Bold Guarantee

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    Holistically Managed Livestock Can Bring Back Our Grasslands
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