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RICKETTS HOPES TO BOOST STATE AG ECONOMY

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is traveling the state to tout his legislative package of tax cuts, agency mergers and relaxing certain job-licensing requirements.

Ricketts stopped in South Sioux City Friday afternoon as a follow-up to his State of the State address on Thursday.

The governor talked about the drop in state farm income as part of the reason Nebraska has a projected $900 million budget shortfall.

Ricketts hopes to expand the state’s ag exports to boost the farm economy.

That may include more trade missions such as one he made last year:


OC………popcorn there. :18

The governor says China could especially help the state’s cattle industry:


OC…………open up to us. :09

Ricketts will visit other Nebraska cities next Tuesday and Wednesday.