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Farmers Get $8M for Monarch Butterfly, Bird Habitat in California

Sept. 27, 2018, 12:43 AM

Ranchers, farmers, private landowners, and others will have access to $8 million in state funds to plant milkweed flowers and flood rice fields to restore or create habitats for monarch butterflies, pollinators, waterfowl, and salmon.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) Sept. 26 signed into law a bill creating a Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Rescue Program. The effort authorizes the state wildlife conservation board to help private landowners restore or set aside property that would attract the colorful insects. The state budget has already authorized $3 million for the program.

On Sept. 21, Brown also signed Winter Rice Habitat Incentive ...

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