EQIP Sign-up In Support of the Nevada Conservation Credit System RCPP Project Apply by July 17

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers interested in completing conservation projects that improve and protect greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  The RCPP encourages conservation partners from across the nation to join in efforts with agricultural producers to increase the restoration … Read More

AB 407 Veto

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With the legislation session over it was a sigh of relief when Governor Brain Sandoval vetoed legislative bill AB 407. AB 407 was an act relating to cooperative extension programs; establishing geographical regions of the State for the purpose of such programs; placing the operation of the programs in the respective regions under the control of the Presidents of the … Read More

Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival Comes to Downtown Sparks

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A sweet and scent-sational new event is coming to downtown Sparks this summer, the Sierra Nevada Lavender and Honey Festival. The festival will be held on Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., in downtown Sparks, Nevada. In addition to lavender and honey products from local producers, the festival will feature arts and crafts, event-themed food, music, guest speakers … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Presents Hoop House Structures & Season Extension Workshop

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Growing in hoop houses has changed the face of Nevada agriculture and extended the growing season, but it is more complicated than field production. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer “Hoop House Structures & Season Extension” workshop on Friday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Nevada, Reno Desert Farming Initiative, 1000 Valley … Read More

Noxious Weed Workshop

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Central Nevada Farm Bureau and the Nevada Department of Agriculture teamed up to host the first Noxious Weed Workshop in Dyer, NV. The workshop was held on Tuesday May 31st at the Fish Lake Valley Community Center. Farmers and ranchers understand it is important to know how to properly care for noxious weeds, but with over 47 types of noxious … Read More

Now is the time to vaccinate horses against West Nile Virus

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First human WNV case reported in southern Nevada   With the recent report of a human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in southern Nevada, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) urges horse owners throughout the state to vaccinate against the disease. WNV can cause severe illness in a horse’s brain, spinal cord and nervous system. “Vaccination is the best … Read More

USDA SEEKS FEEDBACK FROM CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA GROWERS ABOUT 2017 CROPS, STOCKS, INVENTORIES, VALUES

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During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will survey almost 3,700 farmers across California and Nevada, to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2017. “Due to the widespread and significant impact of its results, the … Read More

E-log Mandate For Truckers To Take Effect In December

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Time is ticking away for drivers of commercial trucks to make the switch from their paper logbooks to digital logbooks. That is unless you can claim a farm-vehicle exemption. Some truck drivers have been caught off guard by the mandate. They may be unsure how the change will affect them. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says, “the Electronic … Read More

Noxious Weed Workshop in Dyer, NV

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Nevada’s post record-breaking winter created a breeding ground for noxious weeds as the summer months approach us. There are over 45 types of noxious weeds in Nevada and understanding how to properly identify and treat noxious weeds can be troublesome. Farmers and ranchers understand it is important to know how to properly care for these weeds so that the landscape … Read More