A Period of Epic Collaboration: Addressing important western agriculture issues

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By Mitchell Kwitek, Nevada Farm Bureau Intern “We’re in a period of epic collaboration. We have incredible momentum so we can’t stop now; we need to get across the finish line,” United States Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell says. Jewell is referring to the events and collaborative by-partisan panels held at Western Governors Association meetings. The association gathers policy makers, … Read More

Examining the 2015 Federal Appropriations Bill

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January means the beginning of a new year and with that comes the exciting news of the recently passed appropriations bill. In this month’s column, I’ll take a look at the bill and address some of the triumphs for Nevada Farm Bureau and our agriculture community. H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, provides $1.013 trillion … Read More

Southern Nevada students win 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau Video Contest

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Clark County high school students Logan O’Toole, Kaelynn Hunter-Prock and Shayla Park received first place in December 2014 for their video entry in the 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Video Contest. O’Toole, Hunter-Prock and Shayla Park attend Moapa Valley High School (MVHS) in Overton, Nev. Their video “Agriculture Affects Our Community” gave a tour of their high school farm … Read More

Congressmen Amodei and Heck receive Friend of Farm Bureau award

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation presented the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award this month to Congressman Mark Amodei and Congressman Joe Heck. Each year, the “Friend of Farm Bureau award is given to those members of Congress who were nominated by Nevada Farm Bureau and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Board of Directors. This award is based … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau seeks spring journalism intern

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is seeking a business journalism 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 … Read More

Travis Streck awarded the Outstanding Service Award

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Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs presented the Outstanding Service Award to COUNTRY Financial Representative Travis Streck during the NVFB 95th Annual Meeting. The Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual who has offered outstanding service to the members of Nevada Farm Bureau. Streck worked with Clark County Farm Bureau to increase membership benefits in southern Nevada. During the past year, … Read More

Nevada Ag. Foundation awards Ag in the Classroom Volunteer Award during NVFB Annual Meeting

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation (NAF) awarded Kristina Moore with the Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the Nevada Farm Bureau 95th Annual Meeting in Reno. The award was presented by the NAF Executive Director Sue Hoffman. “Each year as part of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation’s Excellence in Education Program, we honor an Agriculture in the … Read More

Seven Members Honored with the County Volunteer Award of Excellence

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Five Nevada Farm Bureau member families were awarded the County Volunteer Award of Excellence during the annual meeting. The award is given to members who go above and beyond as a volunteers in their counties. This year’s recipients were Dan Wolf from Churchill County, Kaluna and Jenifer Aki from Clark County, Caroline Frensdorff from Douglas County, Jordan and Kari Brough … Read More

Membership Advantage Update: Southern Nevada Benefits

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By Mitchell Kwitek, Nevada Farm Bureau Intern Nevada Farm Bureau added 11 new membership benefits in southern Nevada throughout this last year bringing the total of membership benefits to 28 discounts. This increase is result of Nevada Farm Bureau’s relationship with COUNTRY Financial and a bigger focus on local versus state benefits. A large population of Nevada Farm Bureau members … Read More

Where is the Water? Irrigation Allocation for Nevada Farmers

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By Jessica Fagundes, Director of Communications Rivers, wells, constant springs and many other sources all contribute to Nevada’s farming water supply. Yet, these sources can often be affected by lack of snowpack and other factors, making Nevada the driest state in the nation. In dry years like this one, farmers, like Darrell Pursel, struggle to grow crops without sufficient irrigation … Read More