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Government agencies keeping a close eye on the Monarch butterfly population. If it becomes an endangered or threatened species that action could have a significant impact on farming practices says Lyndsey Ramsey--Associate Director of Natural and Environmental Resources for the Illinois Farm Bureau.
 
 
Ramsey says farmers can improve Monarch butterfly habitats simply by planting pollinator gardens or leaving milkweed in non-crop areas—like around farm buildings and along roads and ditches. 

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