It’s once again Beef Month in Iowa
Gov. Kim Reynolds has officially proclaimed
May as Beef Month in Iowa.
For many of us, every month is a time to partake
of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites.
It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair
with beef. That’s been true for generations and the
demand for this tasty and healthy product is on the
rise – up about 15 percent in the last decade.
The passion for beef is widely shared in the
Hawkeye State. It is the beef industry’s vital role
in the state’s economy, however, that warrants
The governor took note in her proclamation of
some impressive facts about this important part of
- Iowa had 4 million head of cattle as of Jan. 1,
making it a major beef producing state.
- The beef industry adds $6.3 billion to the
Iowa economy each year and provides jobs to
more than 32,000 Iowans.
-Beef is a nutrient-rich food. It provides protein,
zinc and B-vitamins.
– Beef producers have an environmental commitment
that makes them excellent caretakers of
the state’s land.
– Iowa is a leader in the worldwide export of
Iowans have celebrated Beef Month for more
than four decades and with good reason. There can
be little doubt that Iowa helps set the standard nationally
for production of top-quality beef.
Iowa’s beef producers take pride in their
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