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

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

Important Crop Insurance Deadline Near for Nevada Producers

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Specialty Crop Producers, Others Need to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015. Many farmers have their certification form on file meeting conservation compliance … Read More

$300K Available for NRCS Drought Assistance: Apply Now

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NRCS Nevada has $300,000 available in financial assistance to assist farmers and ranchers impacted by the exceptional drought the state is experiencing. Applications are being taken at local USDA service centers through June 19, 2015 for those needing assistance.  Projects will be evaluated based on criteria that the project can be implemented within the next six months and meet a … Read More

Livestock shooting reward increases to $28,700 after recent incident

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ELKO, Nev. — The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Farm Bureau, Nevada Department of Agriculture and affected area ranchers are offering a reward of $28,700 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who maliciously shot livestock. On May 2 or 3, 2015, in the Wild Horse area of Elko County, one head of livestock was shot, at close … Read More

Apply by June 19 for Sage Grouse Conservation Funding

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering an additional application batching period for agricultural producers to apply for funding to implement conservation practices on their private land and public land allotments.  Producers are encouraged to apply for Sage Grouse Initiative funds available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by June 19, 2015.  Applicants who apply by the deadline … Read More