Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada: Teaching hard work and strong values

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L.C. Schank taught agriculture at Churchill County High School in Fallon. As a horticulturist, he wanted to be able to raise and grow his own crops. So in 1939, he bought a small farm and did just that. Soon after, his son, Cyril Schank, started a small dairy on that same farm. He and his sons ran the dairy for … Read More

Nevada Ag. Foundation awards Ag in the Classroom award during NVFB Annual Meeting

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation awarded Mary Lou Grumstrup with the Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the Nevada Farm Bureau 96th Annual Meeting in Reno. The foundation executive director Sue Hoffman presented the award. “Each year as part of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation’s Excellence in Education Program, we honor an Agriculture in the Classroom volunteer … Read More

Farming Rehabilitation: A Look at Stewart Conservation Camp Farm

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Farms and ranches around Nevada are unique due to the diverse crops and animals grown and the varying landscapes upon which they are built. One northern Nevada farm, Silver State Industries located at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) Stewart Conservation Camp (SCC) in Carson City, stands out for more reasons than those. It is run by prisoners. “We have … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau holds elections for state board during annual meeting

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation reelected James “Hank” Combs, a livestock producer from Clark County, as president of the organization during the 96th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Reno, Nev. on Dec. 9. Bevan Lister, a farmer from Lincoln County, was reelected as vice president. Reelected to the Board of Directors were Carla Pomeroy from Churchill County as District 3 ... Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau supports AG Laxalt’s decision to join sage grouse suit

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Nevada Farm Bureau released the following statement, regarding Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s decision today to join the lawsuit challenging the sage grouse land management plan amendments. “Nevada Farm Bureau Federation applauds Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s decision to join the counties’ lawsuit to challenge the BLM and US Forest Service Sage Grouse Land Management Plan. The plan fails to adequately … Read More

Farm Bureau members receive discounted registration for the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture

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Please join the Nevada Department of Agriculture for the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture on Tuesday, November 10 at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.  Register online before October 25 to receive the early bird price of just $50! Nevada Farm Bureau members will receive a $10 discount on registration.  This workshop-style conference will focus on connecting locally-sourced food to southern Nevada’s growing urban … Read More

Farm Bureau supports decision to not list sage-grouse, calls for reform on land use management plans

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation released the following statement today, regarding the United States Fish and Wildlife Service decision to not list the Greater Sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the announcement of the Department of Interior land use management plans. “Although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s decision to not list the Greater Sage-grouse recognizes the successful local, state … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau supports Waters of the U.S. rule injunction

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Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs issued the following statement today in response to the order made last night by Chief Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court of North Dakota to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, Chief Judge Erickson found strong evidence that the EPA … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau response to Predator Control program court decision

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation released the following statement today regarding the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision to reverse the district court’s ruling brought by WildEarth Guardians in their lawsuit against the USDA’s Wildlife Services program. For background on the decision, click here. “The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed with the Court of Appeals decision to … Read More