Nebraska’s livestock industry poised for growth
November 29, 2019 By Ken Anderson Filed Under: Livestock, Nebraska, News
The executive director of the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) says the state’s livestock industry is poised for growth.
Steve Martin says with the huge Costco/Lincoln Premium
Poultry project nearing completion, AFAN will be focusing on other
“We’re going to have a lot more time to get out and work
with our pork producers and beef producers,” Martin says, “and we’re still
recruiting other poultry companies, too. Not just broilers, but also egg
Martin says the Costco project has helped “put Nebraska on
the map” with other livestock businesses that are looking to expand.
“Because they look at the states around us, and some of them
are maybe challenging from a regulatory standpoint,” he says. “Even some of the
pork producers are looking at Nebraska and saying, ‘well, you’ve got good
commonsense regulations that we can abide by—but you also have people who will
help us find place where we fit’.”
Martin visited with Brownfield at the annual meeting of AFAN and We Support Agriculture(WSA) in Lincoln.
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