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pollinator loss

  • Drought conditions return in the Four Corners Region after weeks of hot, dry weather, beekeepers in the United States lost over 48% of their managed honey bee colonies over the past year, and how native bees and insects play an important role in floral diversity and promote better results for fruiting.
  • More bees are needed to help pollinate almond trees in California, the USDA reports that farm outputs have tripled over the past 70 years while labor and land use have fallen, ranch-trained horses remain valuable assets on larger ranches, and tire manufacturer Goodyear begins using soybean oil in some new tires.
  • During the February 2nd Ag Markets & More report, Jeff and Bob discussed the environmental concerns associated with the loss of grasslands in the Great…