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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding the Conserving and Restoring the America the Beautiful Report Known as 30X30

LINCOLN, NEB. – In response to the Conserving and Restoring the America the Beautiful report also known as 30X30, Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) President Mark McHargue said “The Biden administration has again talked a big game but has provided very few real details as to how they plan to implement the 30×30 concept. The report released by the administration claims they want to focus on voluntary conservation efforts and will respect private property rights, and that’s a good thing. At the same time, NEFB will be watching this effort very carefully to ensure that those principals are upheld. Any effort to upend private land ownership or expand perpetual easements will be swiftly opposed by our organization.”

bThe Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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