Nevada Division of Water Resources to hold “listening sessions” across Nevada

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The Nevada State Engineer will be holding a series of public meetings during the months of July and August. The State Engineer is holding these “listening sessions” to provide information to the public on water related issues in Nevada and, more importantly, to listen to any and all comments, suggestions and questions from the public about water related issues. The … Read More

New Powder Plant Offers Possibilities: Fallon’s DFA operation jump-starts Churchill County agriculture

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By Jessica Fagundes “In 2008, the California Advisory Board came out with a marketing plan program called the Real California Seal and that pushed our milk out of three or four plants that we could no longer ship to, which made it hard to find a home for our milk,” says Ted Christoph, farm manager at Liberty Jersey Farm Inc. … Read More

Sagebrush Ecosystem Council: The Future of the Nevada Rancher

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By Jessica Fagundes The greater sage-grouse are large-winged, ground-dwelling birds with brown and black feathers and a white underbelly. If you live in northern Nevada, you may have seen these birds eating sagebrush on the rangeland. What you may not know though is that these small birds could determine the future of Nevada ranching because their listing as an endangered … Read More

Drought: The Fight of Their Lives

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By Anna-Lisa Giannini Following a remarkably dry winter and the early arrival of spring, Nevada’s farmers and ranchers are gearing up to fight another year of drought. For many farmers in the Silver State they won’t just be fighting to get water to their fields, but they will be fighting to keep their businesses alive. Darrell Purcell, a farmer in … Read More

Cooperative Extension offers ag producers workshops on dealing with drought

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RENO, Nev. – With the 2014 drought looming, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering workshops across the state this month and next to give Nevada agricultural producers, particularly alfalfa and grass hay producers, information to help them prepare for the drought. Topics will include water availability, recommended irrigation practices, insurance options and an outlook on prices. The first workshop … Read More

The WNCW Dinner Dance is Coming!

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Western Nevada Cattlewomen would like to invite the community to join us at our 2014 Scholarship Dinner Dance. This year’s Dinner, Dance and Auction will be held Saturday, March 15that the CVIC Hall, on Esmeralda in Minden, NV.  Doors open at 6:00p.m, Dinner at 6:30, and the Dancing will start around 8:00p.m. Live music played by local Ag teacher Andy … Read More

Apply by Feb. 21 for 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 several Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) fund pools by Feb. 21, 2014 to be considered in the Fiscal Year 2014 USDA Conservation … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Announces 2014 Photo Contest

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Calling all photographers! The 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau Photo Contest is underway. The Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee sponsors the annual photo contest. For the first time, photographers will submit photos based on seasons. The best photographs from each season will be selected and judged in October for cash prizes. Deadlines to submit photographs from each season are: Winter … Read More