Pollinators, most often honey bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food we take, and increase our nation’s crop values each year by more than $15 billion. However, honey bees have been in serious decline for more than three decades in the United States.
USDA is focused on partnering with state, private sector, and philanthropic resources and activities to help increase pollinator habitat across the United States and contribute substantially to crop pollination on farms where habitat needs are met.
For more on USDA Actions to Protect Pollinators:
- Agricultural Research Service - Research Leads to Better Understanding of Bee Health
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Honey Bees
- Economic Research Service - Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health
- Farm Service Agency - Pollinators
- Forest Service - Pollinators
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests $6.8 Million for Pollinator Research and Grants
- National Agricultural Statistics Service Honey Bee Surveys and Reports
- How the Natural Resources Conservation Service Is Helping Pollinators