Nebraska program markets humanely raised meat
March 7, 2013 By Tom Steever
Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen at the NFU convention, Springfield, Mass., March 4, 2013.
Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says that in addition to his members wishing for permanent farm legislation to be passed, they are able to take advantage of a program called Farm to Fitness, through which humanely raised beef and pork are marketed. There is some controversy connected with the program; the Good Life State’s Farmers Union is working with the Humane Society of the United States on the project. “To their credit, [the HSUS has] kept their word,” Hansen told Brownfield Ag News at the National Farmers Union convention, “they have not participated in a statewide initiative or legislative efforts.” Hansen refers to the experience as positive.