In The News

Jun 23, 2022

This Week is Buzzing with Pollinator BMPs! (June 20 – 26, 2022)

Key Issues: Pollinators

Author: Stacy Stiens

Sixteen years ago, the U.S. Senate approved the designation of a “National Pollinator Week” to help bring to light the issue of declining pollinator populations.  It has now grown into a worldwide celebration of all pollinators--bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and small mammals, just to name a few!   NCGA is proud to support pollinator health awareness through initiatives like the Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund, the Honeybee Health Coalition, and Farmers for Monarchs. These programs offer online tools, educational resources, and best management practices to help support pollinator habitats. By incorporating pollinator forage and creating a pollinator-friendly landscape in tandem with their croplands, growers can protect soil health, improve water quality by controlling runoff and sediment, and capture carbon in the environment.   Last October, NCGA also entered into partnership with Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) to increase pollinator and wildlife...

Read More