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Gov. Heineman Proclaims May as Beef Month

Gov. Dave Heineman proclaimed May as Beef Month in Nebraska.

“This is a celebration of our successful beef industry,” Gov. Heineman said. “This is an opportunity for Nebraskans to acknowledge and appreciate that Nebraska raises the best beef in the business.”

Gov. Heineman issued a proclamation which noted cattle production as part of Nebraska’s agricultural heritage and highlighted the care that livestock producers give to both the cattle and the natural resources needed to support those animals.

“We have great synergy,” said Greg Ibach, director of the Department of Agriculture. “Our cattle, corn and ethanol sectors combine to make Nebraska a competitive place to produce beef. At the same time, our other agricultural sectors — like pork, dairy, poultry, soybeans and wheat – provide important diversification that helps keep our agricultural industry as a whole strong.”

Nebraska ranks at or near the top nationally in a number of agriculture categories, including becoming the number one cattle feeding state in the nation earlier this year.

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