The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is promoting livestock development in the state as a way to improve the economy. Assistant Ag Director Bobbie Kriz-Wickham says the foundation of the program is livestock friendly county designations.
She says they already have a couple dozen counties that have acquired the designation.
She says these counties realize that livestock production is a way to add value to their base commodities. Nebraska’s livestock industry contributes $6 billion annually to the state economy.