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USDA allots $3 million for Midwest honeybee conservation

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A large sum of money will be coming to the Midwest to help improve the health of honeybees.

The USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service will be giving nearly $3 million dollars to farmers and ranchers in several Midwest states to promote bee health and conservation.

Bees play an important role in crop production, and honeybee pollination is credited with supporting an estimated $15 billion dollars worth of agricultural production.

The money will provide guidance and support to farmers and ranchers to create conservation practices that will provide safe and diverse food sources for honey bees.

The USDA says Midwestern states were chosen because from June to September, the region is the resting ground for over 65 percent of the country's commercially managed honeybees.

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