Scotts Bluff County Livestock Friendly
Scottsbluff County is Nebraska's newest county to be designated livestock friendly. Governor Dave Heineman made the announcement this morning at the Scotts Bluff County Courthouse in Gering. Heineman says agriculture is a key component of the state and panhandle economy.
Scotts Bluff County becomes the 16th county in the state to be declared livestock friendly. Scotts Bluff County Commissioner Mike Marker says this is important designation.
Scotts Bluff County will receive road signs bearing the program's logo to display along highways. Today Scotts Bluff County joins Adams, Box Butte, Dawes, Deuel, Gage, Garden, Grant, Hitchcock, Jefferson, Keith, Lincoln, Morrill, Sheridan, Wayne and Webster counties in becoming livestock friendly.
The program is coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
To apply for the designation, county boards must hold public hearings and pass application resolutions. Applications are then submitted to department for review.
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