Farm Bureau President Responds to Bee Health Report

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says the latest report on honey bee health concludes what farmers and scientists have known for some time - there isn't just one cause to the decline in honey bee numbers. He says the fact that a multitude of factors are playing a role makes it even more important to continue working on a solution through collaborative efforts among farmers, beekeepers, researchers, the federal government and the public. Stallman notes the good health of the honey bee is extremely important to American agriculture. He says many farmers and ranchers require honey bees and other pollinators to produce a healthy, bountiful crop. According to Stallman - Farm Bureau supports funding for research to find real answers to the Colony Collapse Disorder - as well as practical, effective methods to remedy the situation.

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