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Iowa among states getting grants to boost monarch populations

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending $4 million in 2016 to help boost the population of monarch butterflies.

Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin farmers will all get money.

The idea is to have farmers grow milkweed. It's the only plant the butterfly will lay its eggs on.

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