The Future Of Our Food Depends On Honeybees, And The USDA Is Spending Millions To Save Them
The Future Of Our Food Depends On Honeybees, And The USDA Is Spending Millions To Save Them,
October 9, 2015,
By Katie Valentine,
This week, the USDA announced that it would be setting aside $4 million for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who want to plant more pollinator-friendly flora - including wildflowers, native grasses, and cover crops like clover, sunflowers, mustard, and buckwheat - on their lands. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is working with farmers in six Midwestern states - Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin - to help make these bee-friendly changes.