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Perdue Farms creates pollinator-friendly habitat through solar installation

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Helping the honey bees

SALISBURY, Md. — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 75 percent of food crops rely at least partially on pollination. According to the USDA, the pollinator population in the United States has suffered tremendous losses, including the honey bees which American farmers rely on to pollinate crops. Additionally, as part of the Department of Energy’s InSPIRE research project, Argonne National Laboratory found that the area around solar panels could provide an ideal location for the plants that are beneficial to pollinators.

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