Young farmers and ranchers to hold food drive in Overton Jan. 31

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Local Farm Bureau collects food items for Cappalappa Family Resource Center SPARKS, Nev. – The Clark County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) committee will host their third annual Harvest for All food drive Jan. 31 at Lin’s Fresh Market in Overton, Nev. Members of the YF&R committee will collect food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the … Read More

A Period of Epic Collaboration: Addressing important western agriculture issues

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By Mitchell Kwitek, Nevada Farm Bureau Intern “We’re in a period of epic collaboration. We have incredible momentum so we can’t stop now; we need to get across the finish line,” United States Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell says. Jewell is referring to the events and collaborative by-partisan panels held at Western Governors Association meetings. The association gathers policy makers, … Read More

Beginning beekeeping workshop to be held Jan. 31 in Yerington

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Mason Valley Beekeepers of Yerington, Nev. will present a one day beginning beekeeping workshop for individuals with little or no experience who want to learn more about the possibility of beekeeping as a hobby. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jeanne Dini Cultural Center in Yerington. The cost … Read More

Examining the 2015 Federal Appropriations Bill

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January means the beginning of a new year and with that comes the exciting news of the recently passed appropriations bill. In this month’s column, I’ll take a look at the bill and address some of the triumphs for Nevada Farm Bureau and our agriculture community. H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, provides $1.013 trillion … Read More

Why I’m Voting NO on 3

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By Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs Come Nov. 4, Nevadans will be asked to vote on complex issues, and as the voice of Nevada agriculture, it is our job to stand up for view points that support all of you as farmers and ranchers. With that said, I strongly advise all members  and your friends to vote “NO” on … 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

Farm Bureau Bank joins with northern Nevada dairy farmers in the fight against hunger

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September is Hunger Action Month and an ideal time for communities to unite in the fight against hunger. To address this issue in northern Nevada, Farm Bureau Bank, Northern Nevada Dairymen, Model Dairy and the Northern Nevada Food Bank will join forces in The Great American Milk Drive on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Milk is one of the items most … 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

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

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