The Future of Sage-Grouse: State and Local Efforts Key to Listing Prevention

Jessica-FagundesFarm Bureau News, Featured, Nevada Ag News

The recent April announcement by U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would not list the bi-state population of the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is welcome news to the agriculture community. “Thanks in large part to the extraordinary efforts of all the partners in the working group to address threats … Read More

Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada: Bringing a New Industry to Nevada

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Scott and Anna-Lisa Laca met at Modesto Junior College after both growing up in the agriculture industry. From there, Anna-Lisa went to Oklahoma State University to study animal science marketing, and Scott went to Cornell University where he studied dairy science. They would later reunite and start Great Basin Shepherding in Churchill County. In the United States, the most common … Read More

Proposed Education Funding Plans

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As the 78th session of the Nevada Legislature continues, there has been much discussion regarding three proposed plans to raise money for education. I’d like to take a look at these plans this month, examining what they entail, how our policy applies and how plans would affect farmers and ranchers in Nevada. Business License Fee Plan Senate Bill 252, also known … Read More

Nevada Heritage Foundation now accepting applications for Continuing Education scholarship

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Continuing Education Award to benefit post-secondary agriculture students The Nevada Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Continuing Education Scholarship, an award that enables students with an interest in agriculture to purse their degrees. The application deadline is July 1, 2015. Students currently enrolled in either traditional or non-traditional post-secondary programs can apply. The award winner will receive … Read More

Apply by June 19 for Sage Grouse Conservation Funding

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering an additional application batching period for agricultural producers to apply for funding to implement conservation practices on their private land and public land allotments.  Producers are encouraged to apply for Sage Grouse Initiative funds available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by June 19, 2015.  Applicants who apply by the deadline … Read More

Farm Bureau supports decision not to list Bi-State sage-grouse

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation applauds U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s announcement today that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “We are pleased to see that the work of local, state and federal groups and agencies resulted in the prevention of the sage-grouse listing,” Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank … Read More

Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada: “It’s How We Get There That Matters Most.”

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Woody Worthington served 15 years in the Marines, but the majority of his life he had been involved in ranching. Yet, it wasn’t until he met Don Bently, of Bently Ranch, that he would fill his largest ranching position. During an interview with Worthington, Bently began with this, “I need a marine to run my logistics; what do you got?” … Read More

Students educating students: A bright future for Ag in the Classroom

Jessica-FagundesFarm Bureau News, Featured, Nevada Ag News

A sea of blue and gold took Reno this past March during the 86th Nevada FFA State Convention held at the University of Nevada, Reno. More than 500 members from around the state attended the four-day convention to compete in career development events, volunteer and attend motivational sessions. “The Nevada FFA State Convention serves as a celebration of FFA and … Read More

Young Farmers and Ranchers: The Future of Nevada Agriculture

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By James “Hank” Combs, President of Nevada Farm Bureau Last month, the first ever FUSION conference wrapped up in Nashville, Tenn. I am happy to report that nine members attended the event, five of whom were part of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. While we work to send more young members to leadership events, I want to spend some time … Read More

NACO and NVFB response to recent BLM lawsuit decision

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada Association of Counties and Nevada Farm Bureau Federation issued the following statement today in response to media coverage of the Thursday, March 12 decision by U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to dismiss the 2013 lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Interior asking for a injunction to require the Bureau of Land Management to manage … Read More