USDA Announces New Certification for Bee-friendly Farming

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has developed a new program to help agricultural producers inform consumers that they are farming in a way that benefits bees. 

From the press release:

Funded by a grant from the USDA, the Xerces Society partnered with Oregon Tilth to develop and launch the Bee Better Certified program.  The project received a $350,000 Conservation Innovation Grant in 2016 from the NRCS which Xerces matched to develop and test the first-of-its-kind program.

After piloting the program with 13 farmers over the past few months, Xerces and Oregon Tilth are now opening it to farmers nationwide. 

More information about the program is available here.