But bees aren’t the only pollinators. Assistance Available for Idaho Producers to Aid Declining Monarch Butterfly. Idaho agricultural producers can voluntarily help the monarch butterfly on their farms and ranches through a variety of conservation practices offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This assistance comes at a critical time as recent reports show the western population of the monarch butterfly is at an all-time low.
The USDA’s NRCS will help producers cover part of the costs for adopting specific conservation practices.