Honey Bee Habitat Funded by USDA

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will provide $4 million to private landowners to improve honeybee health in the Midwest. The funds will be directed to farmers and ranchers to plant high quality pollen producing plants and improve management techniques during summer and early fall when the bees need to store up resources for the winter months. USDA will direct the funds through the Farm Bill’s Environmental Quality Incentive Program. Read the USDA’s Press Release.