Grassland Oregon has announced the launch of Pastures for Pollinators, a new seed mix that includes a variety of flowering annual clovers to support sustainable livestock farming in the United States and increase pollinator populations.
Pollinators across the U.S. have been declining over the last five decades, with habitat loss acting as a major contributor to this issue, which has serious economic and environmental consequences. Native bees contribute over $9 billion to the U.S. economy by pollinating crops, and managed hives contribute over $15 billion.
Pastures for Pollinators offers a solution to the problem of the declining pollinator population. The seed mix meets today’s farming needs and positively impacts the U.S. economy, but more importantly it creates sustainable farming practices and increased pollinator populations for future generations.
“With over 400 million acres of pastureland in the U.S., there is a huge opportunity to make an impact on pollinator habitat while also meeting the needs farmers and ranchers have in feeding their livestock and sustaining their soil resources,” said Risa DeMasi, co-founder of Grassland Oregon. “All of us at Grassland Oregon are passionate about what we do and want to give back to the agricultural community. That’s why we are donating the profits from Pastures for Pollinators to further sustainable agricultural research programs.”
Place an order for Pastures for Pollinators seed or make a donation to the cause by visiting the website.