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Gov. Heineman, Bruning join fight against anti-ag policies

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Governor Dave Heineman and Attorney General Jon Bruning are supporting a lawsuit filed by the state of Missouri that challenges egg production standards in California.
This week, Nebraska officials say they would stand up for agriculture and fight anti-agriculture policies from the Humane Society of the United States.

Part of the lawsuit filed by Missouri last month looked to stop the policies that regulate cage sizes.

Governor Heineman says the egg policies create a precedent that would also hurt Nebraska's beef, swine and dairy producers.
"Let me be very clear," said Heineman. "Attorney General Bruning and I stand with Nebraska agriculture producers. And we will fight HSUS every step of the way because they are willing to destroy agriculture here in Nebraska."

"We're not going to stand ideally by," said Bruning. "While HSUS uses California as a backdoor means to regulate our farmers and ranchers."
Nebraska is a leading state nationally in the production of commercially processed egg products. In 2012, Nebraska ranked 12th in the nation in commercial egg production.



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