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Pork Producers Collaborate with Iowa Researchers to Benefit Monarchs

AMES, Iowa - Hog farmers are collaborating with Iowa State University to provide more habitat for monarch butterflies through on-farm research projects.

Since 2015, farmer members of the Iowa Pork Producers Association have worked with researchers from Iowa State and the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium to plant and survey monarch habitat plots on their land. One of the many challenges monarch butterflies face is the loss of milkweed and nectar plant habitat throughout the upper Midwest.