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USDA spending $3 million to feed honeybees in Midwest

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  • Allen C Christensen American Fork, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 8:26 a.m.

    For several years, there has been a serious decline in bee health. Given the critical nature that adequate pollination is to high-value crops, I think this is a prudent move by USDA to begin an effort that will support improved bee health and activity. Yes, it is an expenditure of public funds. However, this effort will tend to promote an abundant harvest, and that result will help every family at the food market. Home gardeners can also assist by growing flowering plants that provide a source of food for bees and by avoiding unneeded or carless use of pesticides. If we are to achieve the biblical land of "milk and honey" we must have a healthy and vigorous bee population.