Beef about beef: battle highlights meat's importance in politics
by Steve White, Nebraska.TV
March 31st 2021
Fullerton, NEB. — Their muck boots covered in mud on a rainy day, cattlemen packed into a sale barn
"This is the epicenter, this is where it starts when you're talking about beef," said Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue as he attended the Frenzen family's annual bull sale.
And talking about beet is exactly what Gov. Pete Ricketts was there for. It came days after his counterpart in Colorado called on folks to leave meat out of their diet.
"We have to push back on that," Ricketts told the crowd.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued a proclamation saying a plant based diet protects the environment and is also about preventing animal cruelty...
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