Nearly 30,000 hams and other pork products were distributed coast to coast in 2016.
The hams were distributed at the L Street Sam’s Club in Omaha on Friday, December 15 from 1 p.m. About 160 hams were distributed to 11 organizations.
So in the spirit of giving, Nebraska’s pork producers have donated approximately 1400 pounds of boneless hams to 11 different organizations in Lincoln and Omaha that serve those in need.
The effort is part of the National Pork Board’s annual #Hams Across America campaign that encourages farmers and those involved in the pork industry to show appreciation for friends, family, neighbors and community through the gift of ham and other pork products.
Many Nebraska farmers and ranchers inquire about prevailing rates paid for certain kinds of custom farm machine operations. Part one of the survey asks about spring and summer operations such as tillage, planting and haying.
Thompson said a combination of population growth, income growth and Nebraska's aging demographics should contribute to health care growing by about 1.5 percent per year through 2020, although restructuring of hospital systems will limit how much the sector will grow."Consequently, farm income should not detract from Nebraska economic growth, which should mirror stronger U. Non-farm personal income should grow at a rate of about 4 percent a year, exceeding projected inflation rates ranging from 1.6 percent in 2020 to 1.8 percent in 2018.The services sector represents 39 percent of Nebraska jobs as of 2017.Construction continues to benefit from the State Legislature's decisions several years ago to dedicate more state tax revenue to road-building.In addition, more home construction is anticipated for Omaha, Lincoln and some smaller cities that have promoted housing development.Every other year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics surveys farmers and ranchers regarding rates they charge for custom operations.