USDA Recognizes Pollinator Week

The department seeks to protect the species through research and education.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is highlighting National Pollinator Week to bring awareness to the role that bees, insects, birds, and bats play in producing crops in the U.S. The department supports research, data collection, diagnostic services, pollinator health monitoring, pollinator habitat enhancement programs, pollinator health grants, and financial assistance programs to support the production of the nation’s food supply.

“Our nation’s farmers depend on a vibrant ecosystem to feed and fuel communities, and pollinators are an important part of that ecosystem,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This week and every week, it is critically important that we protect pollinators and their habitats. Healthy pollinator populations are essential to the continued success and well-being of agricultural producers, rural America and the entire U.S. economy because without them, many of our nation’s crops wouldn’t be able to produce as many fruits, nuts or vegetables.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for USDA officials as they seek to protect pollinators for the agricultural wellbeing of the nation.
  • For Secretary Vilsack to be led by God as he heads the USDA.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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