Nevada Department of Agriculture hosts March 28 Native Seed Forum in Winnemucca to facilitate streamlined statewide strategy

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Due to the continued need for restoration and rehabilitation projects on public and private land, demand for Nevada seed is increasing. Yet, a dilemma has arisen because much of the seed stock is imported. Historically the native seed market in Nevada has faced instability due to the lack of market consistency – it’s a risk many producers are not willing … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Announces Second Annual Farm to Table Trade Meeting

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Reno, NV – Building on the success of the inaugural Farm to Table Trade Meeting in April 2016, regional farmers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and staff from Nevada’s higher education institutions will meet again when the farm to table trade meeting returns to Reno.  The Farm to Table Trade Meeting will be held on Monday, April 10, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at … Read More

$250,000 offered through Specialty Crop Grant

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Letters of intent are due April 14  Nevada Department of Agriculture officials are pleased to announce funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). 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, legumes, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” Eligible … Read More

NDA announces new deputy director and Plant Industry division administrator

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced Jerri Conrad as deputy director. Conrad has worked at the NDA for three years as the executive assistant to the director, and has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector as a facilitator, communications professional and personnel manager. She received a bachelor of arts from the University of … Read More

Apply by April 14 for FY 2017 Conservation Funding

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces an additional FY 2017 application batching period for agricultural producers to apply for funding to implement conservation practices on their private land and public land allotments.  The additional batching period is being announced to assure that an adequate number of applications are on hand to fully utilize the FY 2017 allocation of Environmental … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Presents The Lean Farm Workshop on March 25

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Lean systems to improve production were popularized by Japanese automakers. Now, small farms are finding them beneficial. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer The Lean Farm Workshop on Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the WNC Carson City campus, 2201 W. College Parkway. Cost is $35 if registered by March 17 and $40 after this … Read More

Merger of Secure Ag Data Repositories a Game Changer

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Two pioneers in agricultural big data – the Ag Data Coalition and the Grower Information Services Cooperative – have merged their technology repositories.  Today’s announcement by two of the largest efforts to develop a secure data repository for farmers’ agronomic data represents a monumental development in precision agriculture.  The merger will provide the opportunity for the power of big data … Read More

Secure Your Farm

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The Animal Agriculture Alliance, a nation-wide non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the communication gap between farm and fork, recommends taking proactive steps to secure your farm by preventing and planning for any situations that may endanger your livestock or property. Farm security is important for biosecurity, the safety of livestock and people, and reputation management. Securing your farm does not … Read More

Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action

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The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “President Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country today. “The flawed WOTUS rule has proven to be nothing more than a federal land grab, aimed at telling farmers and ranchers how to … Read More

Nevada prepares for increased invasive species population

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NDA encourages landowners to monitor for noxious weeds early Northern Nevada has received heavy rainfall and snow leading up to National Invasive Species Awareness Week. This wet weather brings the probability of increased noxious weeds, which are invasive weed species that can be detrimental or destructive to Nevada’s landscapes. “Invasive noxious weeds species like Perennial pepperweed and Purple loosestrife, grow well … Read More