Western Leaders Reintroduce Bill to Strike Back Against Federal Water Grabs

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Widely supported bipartisan effort seeks to protect water users Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) reintroduced legislation to protect water users from uncompensated federal takings of privately-held water rights. The Water Rights Protection Act (WRPA), which passed the House in the 113th Congress with bipartisan support, would uphold state water law and priority-based systems. WRPA would provide water … Read More

Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada: “It’s How We Get There That Matters Most.”

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Woody Worthington served 15 years in the Marines, but the majority of his life he had been involved in ranching. Yet, it wasn’t until he met Don Bently, of Bently Ranch, that he would fill his largest ranching position. During an interview with Worthington, Bently began with this, “I need a marine to run my logistics; what do you got?” … Read More

Students educating students: A bright future for Ag in the Classroom

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A sea of blue and gold took Reno this past March during the 86th Nevada FFA State Convention held at the University of Nevada, Reno. More than 500 members from around the state attended the four-day convention to compete in career development events, volunteer and attend motivational sessions. “The Nevada FFA State Convention serves as a celebration of FFA and … Read More

NACO and NVFB response to recent BLM lawsuit decision

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada Association of Counties and Nevada Farm Bureau Federation issued the following statement today in response to media coverage of the Thursday, March 12 decision by U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to dismiss the 2013 lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Interior asking for a injunction to require the Bureau of Land Management to manage … Read More

Water curtailment limits farmers in Mason and Smith Valley

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By Jessica Fagundes, Director of Communications A recent decision by the Nevada Division of Water Resources will dramatically impact farmers in Mason and Smith Valley this year. The division issued an order Feb. 3, 2015 that required a curtailment of 50 percent of all supplemental irrigation groundwater rights in both valleys for the 2015 irrigation season. “We have just finished … Read More

Join our efforts in the 2015 Legislative Session

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By Executive Vice President Clay McCauley As we move forward into 2015, the top priority for Nevada Farm Bureau is the Nevada Legislature and implementing our policy through the actions taken in support of or in opposition to proposed legislation. Effectively representing our farmer and rancher members requires daily participation in the legislative process. Although I don’t know what is … Read More

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