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· Agriculture groups comment on Biden’s 30x30 proposal
· Farm Bureau wants details of Biden’s 30×30 conservation plan
Agriculture groups comment on Biden’s 30x30 proposal
By Ryan McCarthy, Meat+Poultry
WASHINGTON – Following the White House climate summit on April 23, agriculture groups are asking President Joe Biden’s administration for clarity when it comes to his goal to conserve 30% of US lands and waters by 2030. The groups say some claims that Biden’s plan would drastically restrict beef consumption are not true.
“At this time, President Biden has not called for any reduction of beef production or consumption related to 30x30 or the climate plan the White House released last week,” the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said. “We are in regular communication with USDA and the Department of the Interior to emphasize the importance of the high-quality protein beef provides in the American diet, as well as producers’ long history of environmental stewardship.”
The NCBA did go on to say that Biden’s 30x30 plan cannot undermine the success of cattle producers’ voluntary conservation effort or be used as a federal land grab.
“This ‘30x30’ goal has received a great deal of attention in farming and ranching communities across the country,” said Zippy Duvall, president of American Farm Bureau Federation in a letter...
Farm Bureau wants details of Biden’s 30×30 conservation plan
By Larry Lee, Brownfield
April 27, 2021
The American Farm Bureau Federation wants the Biden administration to provide more clarity about its 30-by-30 conservation plan.
Farm Bureau’s Ryan Yates tells Brownfield very little detail has been released since President Biden announced the initiative by executive order in January. “There’s been a lot of discussion and questions coming from the countryside about what does that mean, and what would be included in the federal government’s efforts to conserve 30% of America’s lands and waters.”
Yates says so far, there are no details about how the government would move forward. “The executive order was signed back in January. The Interior Department has been working on a report, which we are expecting to be sent up to the White House any day now, so we are eagerly awaiting that report and to learn more about what is in and what is out.”
Yates says AFBF President Zippy Duvall sent a letter to President Biden asking for...