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Posted on May 10, 2021 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Agriculture awaiting details of Biden’s 30x30 report

By Gary Joiner

The Biden administration released its Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report.

It’s better known as the 30x30 report, because it’s goal is to conserve 30 percent of U.S. land and water by 2030.

Agriculture’s reaction thus far is the report is big on ideas, but short on details.

It’s a philosophical document that identifies eight principles. Some of the principles are welcomed, such as incentive-based and voluntary conservation, personal property rights and continued ranching on public lands.

The specifics of implementation, however, remain to be seen.

The report does recognize the oversized contributions of farmers and ranchers to conservation while feeding the world. That’s good.

Let’s hope that recognition is carried through implementation.

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