NEWS
White House Backs Honey Bees
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Jun 20, 2014 02:38 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Obama administration is suddenly abuzz over bees and butterflies.

The White House announced Friday the Obama administration is creating a federal task force to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators. The task force will look at the various issues causing a decline in bee population as well as ways to help expand the habitat for bees and other pollinators such as butterflies.

USDA and EPA will lead a task force that will include representatives from at least 15 other federal agencies and foundations to examine the problems that have plagued bees and other ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
View From the Cab
Ag Runoff Targeted
Crop Tech Corner
Arctic Blast Worries Wheat Growers
Farm Groups Agree on Big Data
Under the Agridome
View From the Cab
GE Potato Gets USDA OK
All Roughed Up
View From the Cab