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the bills of interest signed by the governor and bills that failed during this session Assembly Bill 34 (SIGNED) AB34 repealed provisions governing certain fire … Read More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

Northern Nevada high school graduate awarded Dave Fulstone II Scholarship

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The Dave Fulstone II Scholarship committee announced today the awarding of the 2015 Dave Fulstone II Scholarship to Josy Wortman. Wortman is a recent northern Nevada high school graduate who is active in the agriculture community. The Dave Fulstone II Scholarship is awarded each year in honor of David Fulstone II. Fulstone was a past president of the Nevada Farm … Read More

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

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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