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(Neb)-Ricketts Proclaims May As Beef Month

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/02/2019 07:04 PM
Steve Wellman, Mike Drinnin, Pete Ricketts, Buck Wehrbein

LINCOLN - May is Beef Month and Governor Pete Ricketts signed an official proclamation for it yesterday, calling it one of his favorite days of the year.

       Ricketts noted the beef industry is a key part of Nebraska's economy at $6.5 billion dollars with 2018 a record year for beef exports at $1.44-billion.

       He pointed to big jumps in the Pacific Rim, with exports to Singapore up 57%, to the Philippines up 78%, Indonesia 86%, and China up 88%.

      The Governor was joined for the proclamation signing by state Ag Director Steve Wellman, Nebraska Cattlemen President Mike Drinnin, and Nebraska Beef Council Chairman Buck Wehrbein.


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