Nebraska Ag Update  |  July 20, 2018
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Gov. Ricketts announces Furnas County as newest Nebraska Livestock Friendly County

Governor Pete Ricketts has announced Furnas County as the newest county in Nebraska to be designated a Livestock Friendly County (LFC). The Livestock Friendly County program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). With the addition of Furnas County, located in south-central Nebraska, 46 of the state’s 93 counties are now designated as livestock friendly.

“County fairs are a great place to promote agriculture, so I’m especially pleased to be here today to announce Furnas County’s livestock-friendly status,” said Governor Ricketts. “By becoming a Livestock Friendly County, Furnas County is showing that they are open for business and eager to grow opportunities for the next generation of farm and ranch families.” » Read more


This month's Ag Adventure took Governor Pete Ricketts and NDA Director Steve Wellman to four agricultural businesses Thursday. Visit NDA’s Facebook page to see short videos of the stops.

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Craig Romary, with our Animal and Plant Health Protection focus area, joins us on this week's NDA Update to discuss the Nebraska Buffer Strip Program and the funding available to producers. » Listen here

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