Nebraska’s livestock farmers and ranchers are contributing to the strength of our communities in ways you might not realize. From improving Nebraska’s financial strength to protecting the environment to leveraging new production technologies, our farm and ranch families are committed to being responsible, trusted neighbors.
“New” can be scary, and when you don’t know what that something new is, it’s easy to get caught up in what you hear or see on the Internet. In recent years, Nebraska’s livestock industry has faced many negative misperceptions. These misperceptions focus largely on new or expanding livestock operations, specifically those classified as large concentrated animal feeding operations or large animal feeding operations.
Today’s farms don’t look quite like the pastoral images in children’s books or the memories of our grandparents’ farms. Just as you update your smartphone when new technology is available, farmers and ranchers leverage the newest technology to make producing your food, fiber and fuel efficient and safe for the animals and the environment. Raising livestock in barns is just one way livestock producers are doing just that.
This joint-organization campaign was created to help engage Nebraska community members and leaders in conversations to counter the misperceptions around raising livestock and support Nebraska livestock producers. After all, they’re the ones putting meat, milk and eggs on your table.
Take a look around — we’ve got a lot of information, but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve cited all our resources, and you can find them here.
This campaign was brought to you by the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A-FAN), Nebraska Soybean Association, Nebraska Beef Council, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Nebraska Pork Producers, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Poultry Industries, Nebraska Soybean Checkoff, Nebraska Cattlemen Association and Midwest Dairy Association.