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New conservation effort to aid monarch butterflies
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MONROE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new conservation effort to help agricultural producers in Wisconsin provide food and habitat for monarch butterflies. This targeted effort in Wisconsin by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest funds in 2016 to help combat the iconic species' decline in affected areas. These once-common butterflies are growing less familiar, and private lands continue to play a crucial role in aiding the recovery of this species that serves as an indicator of ecosystem health.