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Gov. Ricketts Calls New York Congresswoman’s Plan to Abolish Beef Production “Shockingly Ignorant”

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974

 

LINCOLN –  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx) had proposed a “Green New Deal” that would abolish cattle production.

 

“As the Governor of the Beef State, this announcement is shockingly ignorant.  Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to end cattle production would kill our state’s number one industry, and destroy countless middle class jobs and family businesses.  I urge congressional leaders to kill this resolution swiftly and decisively to send a message to anti-agriculture socialists that we will fight for our way of life.”