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Governor signs Meat on the Menu Day proclamation

Nebraska’s governor has signed a proclamation declaring March 20th as Meat on the Menu Day. At a Nebraska Farm Bureau event today in Omaha, Governor Pete Ricketts said the importance of meat in the diet and the state’s number one industry, agriculture, cannot be overstated.

“We continue to have a great part of our diets be nutritious meat. If we would get away from meat we’re not only undermining our nutritious diets but also undermining our food security here in this country and, of course, harming our farmers and ranchers.”

Bill Ray with Nebraska Cattlemen’s thanked Governor Ricketts for his continued support.

“The beef community has a long-standing commitment to caring for animals and providing families with the safest, highest quality beef possible.”

Ricketts says anti-agriculture activists are working to end the production of meat and that way of life, so he’s encouraging people to buy and consume beef, pork, chicken, lamb and any kind of meat.  His proclamation is meant to counter that of Colorado’s governor who has declared March 20th as “Meat OUT” day to encourage people to adopt a vegan diet.

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