Monarch butterfly

Farmers can apply for monarch project funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 28, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new conservation effort to help agricultural producers provide food and habitat for monarch butterflies.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Ohio has $100,000 to help farmers and conservation partners purchase nectar-rich plants -- like milkweed – to create monarch-friendly habitat along field borders, waterways and wetlands, and in pastures.  The funding and technical assistance to create the best habitat on a farm is part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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