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

NASDA calls for EPA and Army Corps to withdraw Waters of the U.S. rule

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture unanimously called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule during their annual meeting in September 2014. The action item also urged the EPA and the Army Corps to collaborate with state departments of agriculture and other stakeholders … Read More

Young Producers Discuss Hot Topics in Ag.

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By Anna-Lisa Laca, YF&R State Committee Chair Publicly owned land and food insecurity and crop insurance oh my! Whether it be the debate between privately-managed land vs. public land or the current problems with crop insurance and disaster relief for farmers, a lot of issues exist that America’s young farmers and ranchers will have to deal with in future years. … Read More

Greg Peterson of Peterson Farm Bros to speak at 2014 NVFB Annual Meeting

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is excited to announce Greg Peterson as the keynote speaker for the 95th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Peterson will speak Nov. 14 at noon during the annual meeting luncheon sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. Peterson is the original founder and lyric writer of the Peterson Farm Bros, the popular musical parody group from Kansas. Peterson and … Read More

Open Range Law: Protecting Nevada Ranchers

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By Jessica Fagundes, Director of Communications Is the rancher to blame? This question always seems to arise in cases of livestock and vehicle accidents on United States’ rangeland. On Nevada’s open rangeland, the answer is a simple “No.” Ranchers are not liable for damage caused by their livestock in open range areas of the state. Although this question is simple … Read More

Western Region Conference Recap

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By James “Hank” Combs Nevada Farm Bureau President Western issues, this is the main reason that Farm Bureau presidents and administrators from 13 western states come together for the Western Region Presidents and Administrators Conference each year. This year, we met in Oregon and had 100 percent participation, including representatives from Hawaii and Alaska. As we discussed issues during the … Read More

PUBLIC LANDS: BLM closes grazing on parched Nev. range

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Content written by Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Amid extreme drought, the Bureau of Land Management last week closed about 50,000 acres of Nevada rangelands to livestock grazing, drawing protests from ranchers who say they have few other options to feed their animals. BLM last month said drought and grazing impacts on the Argenta allotment in northern Nevada had surpassed “triggers” set … Read More

What can this year’s Farm Bill do for you?

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Drought Disaster Programs and Assistance from the Farm Service Agency A quick implementation of the new Farm Bill disaster programs has been a top priority for the USDA. Since April 15, 2014, the FSA has provided disaster payments to over 106,000 producers around the country that were victims of drought, blizzards and other weather related losses. To date, the FSA … Read More