Our Honest Drought Discussion

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Scrutiny over how water is used and wasted continues to intensify as Nevada, California and other states face another year of drought. In a recent column, California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger shared the struggles of his state’s farmers and ranchers who work with little water to feed a growing public and now face another inhibiting factor, the news media. … Read More

Heritage Foundation awards Nevada student with continuing education scholarship

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The Nevada Heritage Foundation announced today that Leandra Marshall, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, will receive a $1,000 agriculture scholarship this fall. The foundation awarded Marshall the 2015 Continuing Education Scholarship. Marshall is originally from Eureka, Nev. She attends Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. Marshall plans to become a researcher in the field of plant … Read More

Member Spotlight: Kristina Moore

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Background Kristina Moore is a lot of things to a lot of people. She is a parent, high school teacher, FFA coach, president elect of the Nevada Agriculture Teachers Association and a Nevada Farm Bureau member. But throughout all of her different projects, there seems to be two commonalities, agriculture and teaching. Kristina attributes her interest in agriculture to her … Read More

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the bills of interest signed by the governor and bills that failed during this session Assembly Bill 34 (SIGNED) AB34 repealed provisions governing certain fire … Read More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