"May is egg month" in Nebraska
During a luncheon with egg producers and state senators, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Assistant Director Ginger Langemeier celebrated "May is Egg Month."
Langemeier presented Bill Claybaugh of Carroll, Neb., with a proclamation signed by Governor Dave Heineman declaring "May is Egg Month" in Nebraska.
Claybaugh, the President of the Nebraska Egg Council, presented Langemeier with Nebraska's official Easter egg out of appreciation for the work NDA and the Governor do to promote Nebraska's egg industry.
"Nebraska's egg industry plays an essential role in our state's economy," Langemeier said. "Our egg industry contributes $95 million to our state each year."
Nebraska Egg Quick Facts:
--Nebraska is currently ranks ninth in the nation in total egg production.
--Nebraska's commercial laying hen population is approximately 10 million birds, producing over 3 billion eggs annually.
--Nebraska is a national leader in the production of further processed egg products.
Additional information on Nebraska's egg industry is available through the NDA Poultry and Egg Division by calling 402-472-2051, or visiting www.nebraskapoultry.org.