American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Registration Open

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Join your fellow ag professionals and attend the 2016 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention co-located with the IDEAg Trade Show in Orlando, Florida! Farm Bureau members and non-members alike are welcome to be a part of our nation’s largest general ag organization. Come conduct business on the trade show floor, expand your knowledge at educational workshops, vote on up-and-coming … Read More

Farmer Veteran Dan Hromas to speak at the 2015 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is excited to announce Nebraska farmer veteran Dan Hromas as the keynote speaker for the 96th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Reno, Nev. Hromas will speak Dec. 8 at noon during the annual meeting luncheon sponsored by COUNTRY Financial at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Hromas is a disabled military veteran who shares his story … Read More

Hives survive despite drought: Honeybees need closer water sources this year

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Hives survive despite drought: Honeybees need closer water sources this year United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) annual honeybee survey offered good news and bad news about the important pollinators – winter losses of honeybee colonies were lower for the 2014-2015 year than they were during the 2013-2014 year. But, summer losses were higher than the previous year. According to … Read More

Farm Bureau Perspectives

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Farm Bureau Perspectives Examining Nevada’s Commerce Tax By James “Hank” Combs As many of you may remember, Governor Sandoval signed SB483 into law shortly after the 2015 Nevada Legislative Session. SB483 was known for its increased business fee, increased payroll tax and a tax on gross receipts. This month I’d like to take a look at the legislation, public opinion … Read More

Farm Bureau members receive discounted registration for the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture

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Please join the Nevada Department of Agriculture for the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture on Tuesday, November 10 at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.  Register online before October 25 to receive the early bird price of just $50! Nevada Farm Bureau members will receive a $10 discount on registration.  This workshop-style conference will focus on connecting locally-sourced food to southern Nevada’s growing urban … Read More

Farm Bureau supports decision to not list sage-grouse, calls for reform on land use management plans

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation released the following statement today, regarding the United States Fish and Wildlife Service decision to not list the Greater Sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the announcement of the Department of Interior land use management plans. “Although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s decision to not list the Greater Sage-grouse recognizes the successful local, state … Read More

“Waters of the U.S.” rule effective Aug. 28: Farmer/Rancher Guide to WOTUS

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*The “Waters of the U.S.” rule has been stopped in 13 states due to an order made Aug. 27 by Chief Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court of North Dakota. The injunction is effective in North Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming (the 13 states that are involved in … Read More

Farm Bureau Perspectives: Western Region Conference Recap

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By James “Hank” Combs, President, Nevada Farm Bureau Logan, Utah was the setting for this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Western States Presidents and Administrators conference. Most of the western states showed up, and AFBF President Stallman and Executive Vice President Julie Anna Potts also attended. Jill and I met Clay McCauley and his family there; it is a … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Federation expands team, brings on new intern

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation welcomes Brooke Lawton as our new intern through a partnership with the Reynolds School of Journalism. Brooke is a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), pursuing a bachelor of arts in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications. She is originally from Las Vegas and enjoys the outdoor activities that the Reno Tahoe area … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau and Caterpillar Inc. announce new partnership

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Nevada Farm Bureau and Caterpillar Inc. announced today a new partnership that will provide members up to $2,000 in purchase incentives on Cat machines. “Our extensive product line, with more than 300 Cat machines, reflects our commitment to the ongoing success of American agriculture and rural businesses,” said Dustin Johansen, Caterpillar Agriculture Industry Manager. “We’re proud to partner with Nevada … Read More