Nevada Heritage Foundation Scholarship

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

Continuing Education Scholarship Award Application This scholarship award is available to students currently enrolled in either a traditional or non-traditional post secondary program. Preference will be given to students pursuing career goals in the Agricultural or Ag-Business industry. The successful candidate must be from a Farm Bureau member family and an interview may be required of the top individuals before … Read More

Industrial hemp: New regulations continue to open the market in Nevada

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

By Russell Wilhelm, Industrial Hemp program manager Thanks to the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill and the 2015 Nevada Senate Bill (SB) 305, industrial hemp farming is legal in the state of Nevada under the supervision of the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) research and development program. In 2017, Nevada SB 396 was also passed, which expanded regulations to allow for … Read More

Nevada Hay Prices

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

Attached is the Nevada Hay Prices report. These prices represent average price at point of first sale for all grades and qualities sold. Sales by farmers range from small or large bales to occasionally round bales or bulk loose hay. The average price concept is that price which would result from dividing the total dollars received by all farmers, before … Read More

$250,000 offered through Specialty Crop Grant

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

letters of intent are due March 15 Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) officials are pleased to announce funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Approximately $250,000 will be offered to projects that serve to enhance the competitiveness of Nevada’s specialty crops.  Specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, … Read More

High Level Agricultural Visitor Stops in Las Vegas

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

On Monday February 12th the Nevada Farm Bureau, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) welcomed United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Las Vegas, Nevada. This was not the first time Perdue had been to Nevada, but the first time he was able to visit agriculture operations as well as learn more … Read More

NDA releases request for proposals for Virginia Range estray horses

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

Deadline for potential owners to apply is April 16 The Nevada Department of Agriculture(NDA) released today a request for proposals (RFP) to identify a new owner of the Virginia Range estray horses. The RFP comes after a directive given by the Nevada Board of Agriculture during their Dec. 12, 2017 meeting.  “The intent, as outlined by the board during their … Read More

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program(CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018. While applications for … Read More

Getting Involved

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

Millennial farmers are a growing representation of the farming/ranching community. Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) is part of the Nevada Farm Bureau for young individuals who are both agriculture producers and enthusiasts between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. One of the many focuses of YF&R is spreading agricultural literacy throughout communities by helping to educate elementary school … Read More

American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

nvfarmbureauFeatured, Nevada Ag News

The 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention was held January 5th through the 10th. This year’s convention was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.   The Annual Convention is a time for all state Farm Bureaus to come together and discuss agriculture issues throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Educational … Read More