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Egg Month and Turkey Lovers Month in Nebraska

by 5m Editor
22 April 2008, at 3:14pm

NEBRASKA, US - Proclamations were recently signed in Nebraska declaring May as egg month and June as Turkey lovers' month. Governor Dave Heineman signed the proclamations during a luncheon with egg and turkey producers, state senators, and representatives from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

According to USagnet, Tim Bebee, President of the Nebraska Egg Council, presented the Governor with a duplicate of Nebraska's official Easter Egg in appreciation of the Governor's support of the egg industry. The original egg was on display at the White House during the Easter season.

"I encourage Nebraskans to recognize the importance of the egg industry to our state," the Governor said. "The industry contributes $95 million to our state's economy, and we currently rank seventh nationally in total egg production."

Nebraska's commercial laying hen population of approximately 12 million birds produces over 3 billion eggs annually. Nebraska is also a national leader in the production of further processed egg products.

View the USagnet story by clicking here.

5m Editor