Rural residents play an important role in protecting pollinator habitats. Using 2014 Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation provides information on how you can encourage pollinator habitat in rural areas. Congress recognizes pollinators are a crucial part of healthy agricultural and natural landscapes and the 2014 Farm Bill reflects the importance of pollinators.
More than 30 percent of our food relies on insect pollination, which is overwhelmingly provided by bees. Recent research has shown that wild native bees, which number more than 4,000 species in North America, contribute substantially to crop pollination on farms where their habitat needs are met. –Using 2014 Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation
For assistance with your farm or acreage pollinator program and more, contact:
- Natural Resources Conservation Service in Nebraska | Nationwide Listing
- Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever
- Nebraska Habitat Certification Program
- National Conservation Resources Districts (Includes teacher resources)
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