QCCP announces monarch fueling station project

Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) near Galva announced July 29 it has begun the process to establish a monarch fueling station at its plant near Galva. 

The monarch habitat will span roughly one acre. Today, the land is used as a small cornfield, but the plant will begin converting it to habitat after harvest, with a mid-November seeding.

“We see the monarch fueling station project as a new way to show how rural Iowa is leading the way in producing our nation’s food and fuel while protecting our natural environment,” said Alan Bennett, board member at QCCP. “Biofuel and agricultural production can coexist with important pollinators and native plants, and this project shows how that is possible.”

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