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White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators
White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators

The federal government will boost research and preserve 7 million acres of habitat for bees, monarch butterflies and other insects as part of a wide-ranging strategy to bolster the population of pollinators that are vital to the nation's food crops. The long-anticipated national strategy from a White House task force aims to bring annual bee losses to 15%, down from more than 40% last year. Managed honeybee colonies provide pollination services to the nation's crops that are valued at $15 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  California almond growers pay upward of $290 million a year to bring tens of thousands of managed honeybee colonies to their...

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