Nevada Farm Bureau response to Predator Control program court decision

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation released the following statement today regarding the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision to reverse the district court’s ruling brought by WildEarth Guardians in their lawsuit against the USDA’s Wildlife Services program. For background on the decision, click here. “The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed with the Court of Appeals decision to … Read More

Ranchers’ Rights Forgotten: Examining the Impact of the Basin and Range Monument

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Coal Valley, Nev. Photo Credit: Patrick Boyle

President Barack Obama proclaimed last month that the Basin and Range monument, a 704,000-acre area in Lincoln and Nye County, will be a national monument. The designation was made, using the Antiquities Act of 1906, which gives the president power to declare “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” on federal lands. President … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau seeks intern for Fall 2015

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is seeking an agriculture communications intern to join our team. Nevada Farm Bureau is the largest general agriculture organization in the state. Our organization focuses on grassroots advocacy, policy implementation, leadership development and agriculture education for farmers and ranchers as well as the general public. Our intern will assist and report to the Nevada Farm Bureau Director … Read More

Our Honest Drought Discussion

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Scrutiny over how water is used and wasted continues to intensify as Nevada, California and other states face another year of drought. In a recent column, California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger shared the struggles of his state’s farmers and ranchers who work with little water to feed a growing public and now face another inhibiting factor, the news media. … Read More

Heritage Foundation awards Nevada student with continuing education scholarship

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The Nevada Heritage Foundation announced today that Leandra Marshall, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, will receive a $1,000 agriculture scholarship this fall. The foundation awarded Marshall the 2015 Continuing Education Scholarship. Marshall is originally from Eureka, Nev. She attends Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. Marshall plans to become a researcher in the field of plant … Read More

Member Spotlight: Kristina Moore

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Background Kristina Moore is a lot of things to a lot of people. She is a parent, high school teacher, FFA coach, president elect of the Nevada Agriculture Teachers Association and a Nevada Farm Bureau member. But throughout all of her different projects, there seems to be two commonalities, agriculture and teaching. Kristina attributes her interest in agriculture to her … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau response to Basin and Range National Monument designation

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation (NVFB) issued the following statement today from NVFB President Hank Combs, regarding the announcement of the Basin and Range Monument designation. For more information on the designation, read this recent article from the Las Vegas Review Journal. “Nevada Farm Bureau is disappointed with the decision of President Obama to designate the 704,000 acre Basin and Range … Read More

Summary of Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session

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The 78th session of the Nevada Legislature ended on June 1, 2015. During the session, Nevada Farm Bureau tracked more than 80 bills that would have affected agriculture. Below is a summary of some of the bills of interest signed by the governor and bills that failed during this session Assembly Bill 34 (SIGNED) AB34 repealed provisions governing certain fire … Read More

Member Spotlight: Kaluna and Jenifer Aki

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Their Background Kaluna and Jenifer Aki met as children and were both raised around agriculture. They went to the same school, took classes together and would eventually get married. After 14 years of marriage, Kaluna and Jenifer are both active members in the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation (NVFB) and work hard in Clark County to be a valuable resource for … Read More