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By Kalee Olson
Policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Nebraskans show support for voluntary conservation


A recent bipartisan survey of 501 Nebraska voters, conducted by New Bridge Strategy, revealed that 97% of participants, both rural and urban, support voluntary conservation and the benefits it provides, specifically conserving working farms and ranches.

Federal working lands conservation programs, such as the Conservation Stewardship Program and Environmental Quality Incentives Program, allow producers to implement a range of conservation practices on their land while maintaining livestock and crop production. These programs rely on the goodwill of producers to voluntarily enroll their farm...

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