Kimball and Banner Counties Declared "Livestock Friendly"

Banner and Kimball Counties become the 19th and 20th counties in the state to receive the Livestock Friendly County Designation. Following a ceremony in Kimball Tuesday, Governor Dave Heineman applauds the recognition.

Nebraska continues to grow and expand the Livestock Friendly program with Cuming, Gage, Saline, Scotts Bluff Counties also receiving the "Livestock Friendly designation earlier this year. Heineman says the state continues to build on that momentum.

The Livestock Friendly County Program was established in 2003 by the Unicameral, under a state program coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). Heineman says the program continues to grow the state's agricultural economy.

With Tuesday's announcement, Kimball and Banner Counties receive a Livestock Friendly County certificate and a road sign bearing the program logo. Roads signs will be placed along major highways with existing county identification signs.

With the addition of Banner and Kimball Counties, there will be 20 counties across the state that have received the Livestock Friendly Designation, including: Adams, Box Butte, Cumming, Dawes, Deuel, Gage, Garden, Grant, Hitchcock, Jefferson, Keith, Lincoln, Morrill, Saline, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Wayne, and Webster Counties

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