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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding the Senate Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Nebraska Farm Bureau is pleased with the Senate approval of the Growing Climate Solutions Act. We especially want to thank Senators Fischer and Sasse for their work on this bipartisan solution to address challenges faced by farmers and ranchers. This important piece of legislation will provide more clarity and guidance for farmers and ranchers who want to provide the ecosystem services that many consumers and businesses are desiring, while at the same time, building upon Nebraska agriculture’s strong foundation of environmental stewardship.”

“The Growing Climate Solutions Act would create a certification program at USDA to help solve technical entry barriers for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who wish to participate in voluntary carbon credit markets. Lack of access to reliable information about markets, qualified technical assistance providers, and credit protocol verifiers has limited both landowner participation and the adoption of practices.”

The 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 www.nefb.org.

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