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Bring Back the Monarchs!

May 16, 2014By
Bring Back the Monarchs!

Ten years ago, a grain farmer in Northeast Nebraska wrote me a letter: “I am concerned that the recent large use of Roundup-ready crops (which I use) and the subsequent widespread use of Roundup herbicide (which I also use), have led to the virtual elimination of milkweed in fields and crops,” he said.

But it wasn’t the loss of milkweed that alarmed him most; it was the fact that with its disappearance, the monarch butterfly had also left his farm.

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