EQIP Sign-up In Support of the Nevada Conservation Credit System RCPP Project Apply by February 16

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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

USDA Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants

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Funding is available in three focus areas, including grazing lands, organic systems and soil health  USDA is offering grants for innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS​) plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, funding innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems and soil health. … Read More

Nevada Small Farm Conference Offers Something for Everyone, From Beginning to Advanced Farmers

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Early bird registration of $95 through Jan. 12 The Nevada Small Farm Conference agenda boasts cutting edge tools of the trade and information from industry experts on a wide array of topics at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks on Feb. 2-3, 2018.  The popular two-day conference offers three intensive workshops and 15 sessions for attendees to choose from, in … Read More

President Announcement

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Prior to the 98th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting President Hank Combs announced his plans for retirement. Voting delegates at the Annual Meeting elected Lincoln county farmer, Bevan Lister to serve as President of the Nevada Farm Bureau. “I am overjoyed to receive this opportunity and look forward to being able to serve the members of the Nevada Farm Bureau,” … Read More

The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation Calls For an Immediate Delay of The Health Insurance Tax for 2018

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is the biggest advocacy organization representing Nevada’s agriculture community. As such, we advocate for federal and state policies that allow for farmers to focus completely on growing their crops. This is why we are concerned about the Health Insurance Tax, or HIT tax. The HIT tax is a federal sales tax on the healthcare that … Read More

YF&R Discussion Meet

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) annual discussion meet took place at the 98th annual Nevada Farm Bureau meeting at the Carson Valley Inn, in Minden Nevada. It was a fierce competition with 10 competitors. Each year the YF&R discussion topics are selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) YF&R committee used throughout the competition that … Read More

The Census of Agriculture is Your Voice, Your Future, Your Opportunity

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Nevada’s farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their operations and communities by taking part in the Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census captures a complete count of all U.S. farms and ranches and those who operate them. Nevada farmers help to feed the U.S. … Read More

USDA Offers Assistance to Protect Privately-Owned Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $250 million in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts, and other groups protect these valuable lands.  The … Read More