E-log Mandate For Truckers To Take Effect In December

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Time is ticking away for drivers of commercial trucks to make the switch from their paper logbooks to digital logbooks. That is unless you can claim a farm-vehicle exemption. Some truck drivers have been caught off guard by the mandate. They may be unsure how the change will affect them. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says, “the Electronic … Read More

NDA adds agriculture enforcement officer to southern Nevada

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently hired Raul Godinez as an agriculture enforcement officer to monitor and enforce agricultural law in southern Nevada. As an agriculture enforcement officer, Godinez will be responsible for enforcing United States Department of Agriculture and Nevada plant and animal health requirements for the protection of public health and safety in southern Nevada. His work … Read More

Nevada Department of Agriculture hosts March 28 Native Seed Forum in Winnemucca to facilitate streamlined statewide strategy

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Due to the continued need for restoration and rehabilitation projects on public and private land, demand for Nevada seed is increasing. Yet, a dilemma has arisen because much of the seed stock is imported. Historically the native seed market in Nevada has faced instability due to the lack of market consistency – it’s a risk many producers are not willing … Read More

Recap of FUSION Conference

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) and Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) members attended the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) FUSION conference in Pittsburgh, PA February 10-13. The YF&R Committee members in attendance were Kari Lyn Brough of Elko County and Anna Lekumberry of Douglas County. Cindy Hardy, the Women’s Leadership Chair for Nevada was also in attendance at … Read More

300,000 Acres In Clark County Add To Obama’s Action To Close Off More Land

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January 21, 2017 didn’t come soon enough for the protection of the nearly 300,000 acres of Gold Butte from being designated as part of Wednesday’s (December 28, 2016) massive 1.6 million expansion of the national monument  system.  From his Hawaiian vacation, Obama locked away 1.35 million acres in Utah as well as the Gold Butte area in southern Nevada.  It … Read More

Important Series Of Meetings Planned For January 2017

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There will be a series of five important workshops held across Nevada, starting in Winnemucca on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Humboldt County Cooperative Extension Office.  The workshops, hosted by the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, will involve presentations by the two federal land management agencies (Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service) giving updates on … Read More

High Desert Grange Plans 2017 Youth Livestock Show

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Young livestock exhibitors are being welcomed to mark their calendars and get themselves and their projects entered to participate in the 2017 High Rollers Jackpot Livestock Show. Jackpot 2017 Flyer pdf  Exhibitors can be Grange, FFA, 4-H or independent youth exhibitors (9-19 years old).  The Show will cover market steers, goats, lambs and swine with Market Quality and Showmanship classes being … Read More

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding USDA’s GIPSA Rule Proposals

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2016 – “The Agriculture Department’s Farmer Fair Practices Rules take an important step toward leveling the playing field in the poultry industry by ensuring companies follow the law and treat farmers fairly, without disrupting beef and pork markets. “Farm Bureau has long advocated for changes in the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration’s rules. We have … Read More