February 9, 2009

A dozen counties now labeled livestock friendly

Nebraska's Deuel County has been named the latest Livestock Friendly county in the state.

That brings the total Livestock Friendly counties in the state to an even dozen: Deuel County joins Adams, Box Butte, Dawes, Garden, Hitchcock, Keith, Lincoln, Morrill, Sheridan, Wayne and Webster counties as being designated as Livestock Friendly.

"The Livestock Friendly program recognizes the positive economic impact the livestock industry has on communities across our state. Our livestock producers represent 57 percent of agricultural receipts in Nebraska, so we know the important impact of this industry on the ability of Nebraska’s economy to grow," Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy said in an announcement.

Sheehy and Nebraska Department of Agriculture assistant director Ginger Langemeier presented the Livestock Friendly designation to commissioner Clint Bailey, chairman of the Deuel County Commission.

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