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Nebraska is leading the nation in cattle feeding

HOMER, NE (KTIV) - Nebraska continues to be a national leader in the agriculture industry.

Governor Dave Heineman announced Tuesday that Nebraska has become the number one cattle feeding state in the nation. Surpassing Texas by 20,000 head of cattle. Factors that are driving the increase include Nebraska being the third largest agriculture state in the nation, third in corn production and the second largest ethanol producer.

"Over the past decade we have worked hard to develop and strengthen our corn, ethanol and cattle feeding sectors for the good of the whole," said Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman. "Ranking first in the nation shows that these cooperative efforts have paid off. This achievement signifies the dedication, the professionalism and the ingenuity of those involved in our cattle feeding industry."

Nationally the number of farms have dropped in the last five years, but Nebraska has seen a 5 percent growth.
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