Could Farmers Help Save the Monarch Butterfly?

September 1, 2016 06:00 AM

Could farmers help to save the monarch butterfly, disappearing at a population rate loss of 95%?

Maybe, if milkweed, the critical food source for monarch caterpillars, could be reestablished in the Midwest. That’s why the Environmental Defense Fund is talking to farmers about the best way to bring back milkweed to the region.


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Henry White
Paris, TX
9/2/2016 11:39 AM

  Milkweed is an invasive weed. If you want us to grow or allow it to be on my place , I need money to offset its effects on my operation. Thank You


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