Monarchs Love Milkweed

Monarch caterpillar (Progressive Farmer image by Pamela Smith)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is scheduled to release a decision on whether the monarch should be listed as an endangered species by the end of the year. That has the Monarch Collaborative, a group representing a broad swatch of agricultural interests, pushing to expand habitat.

Farmers can help by growing milkweed in noncrop areas. Seed a Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in the 12 states along the migration path. Find more information at

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