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Assembly Panel Approves Taliaferro Bill to Establish Healthy Pollinators Task Force

(TRENTON) – To protect honeybees, butterflies and other pollinators who play a critical role in our ecosystem, a measure to create a task force dedicated to studying strategies to protect the health of pollinators was approved Monday by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

The measure (AJR-102), sponsored by Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro (D-Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem) would establish a 15-member task force to develop a pollinator research action plan to address the decline in pollinators that may threaten national and global agriculture production.

Assemblyman Taliaferro released the following statement:

“Pollinators help create and maintain healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of crops and promote vigorous landscapes. Without honeybees – our State insect – monarch butterflies, and other pollinators, our farms and our environment would suffer.

          “The work of this task force will help us protect the pollinators which provide so many benefits to our climate and our communities.”