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Gov. Ricketts Blasts NYC Mayor’s “War On Beef”

For Immediate Release:

6:05PM CT on June 18, 2019

 

Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Blasts NYC Mayor’s “War On Beef”

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement blasting a new initiative by New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio that proposes to reduce beef consumption by 50 percent and end the use of processed meat in NYC’s municipal facilities.

 

“Bill de Blasio’s war on beef is anti-agriculture and anti-science,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists, and they help raise the best beef in the world.  I know the people of New York City enjoy Nebraska beef, because the Department of Agriculture and I have worked to promote Nebraska beef in the city.  I urge the people of New York to reject this senseless plan.”

 

Earlier today, Nebraska Farm Bureau sent a letter slamming Mayor de Blasio’s plan.  Details about their letter can be found by clicking here.

 

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