USDA Recognizes National Pollinator Week

The department affirms its commitment to protecting pollinators and their habitats.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is recognizing National Pollinator Week from June 19 to 25 highlighting the importance of pollinator health and research. Pollinators like bees, insects, birds, and bats are critical for over 100 crops in the U.S., with honey bee pollination alone adding over $18 billion annually. The protection of pollinators and their habitations is crucial for farm income, nutrition security, and the overall economy.

“Our world’s ecosystem and food supply greatly rely on pollinators – without them, many of our nation’s crops wouldn’t be able to produce as many fruits, nuts or vegetables resulting in lower supplies and higher prices,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This week and every week, it is critically important that we continue to encourage the protection of pollinators and their habitats. Fewer pollinators harm both farm income and nutrition security for many Americans. Healthy pollinator populations are essential to the continued success and well-being of agricultural producers, rural America, and the entire U.S. economy.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he emphasizes the importance of pollinators to the U.S. food economy.
  • For U.S. agricultural officials as they support and promote the protection of American pollinators.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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