Nebraska Governor proclaimed this Saturday as “Meat on the Menu Day”

Food and ag groups are calling on all Nebraskans to put meat on the menu this weekend.

Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed this Saturday as “Meat on the Menu Day.” It encourages Nebraskans to purchase and eat beef, pork, chicken, lamb, or their meat of choice while highlighting the role of meat in a healthy diet.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau says that farmers and ranchers have a tremendous story to tell on how they provide food, fuel, and other necessities for us all.

According to Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue, “It’s also a story we’ve worked over for years and years, taking care of our natural resources and the environment. We rely on this every single day when we go out to take care of our animals and our crops.”

Agriculture is Nebraska’s number one industry, and beef is the largest sector.

“Meat on the Menu Day” is a response to “Meat Out Day” in Colorado, which encourages people to avoid meat for one day a week.

We want to see your love for meat and the ones who raise it. So, we are celebrating “Meat In Day”! Now through Saturday, use #MeatIn with photos of your meals and how your support the ranching industry. You can also email them to


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