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

What can this year’s Farm Bill do for you?

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Drought Disaster Programs and Assistance from the Farm Service Agency A quick implementation of the new Farm Bill disaster programs has been a top priority for the USDA. Since April 15, 2014, the FSA has provided disaster payments to over 106,000 producers around the country that were victims of drought, blizzards and other weather related losses. To date, the FSA … Read More

A Focus on Policy Development to Address Hot Topics in Agriculture

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As the largest general agriculture organization in the state, we are the voice of Nevada agriculture. As the voice for our state’s farmers and ranchers, we dedicate ourselves to lobbying for positive legislation and against negative laws and regulation that could affect the agriculture industry. So how do we determine our stance on hot topics during the legislative session and … Read More

The new Nevada ag. license plate now available

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Proceeds benefit Nevada FFA Foundation and the Buy Nevada program  he Nevada Department of Agriculture and Nevada FFA announced today that the new Nevada agriculture license plate is available for sale from the Department of Motor Vehicles starting Monday, July 14, 2014. “The FFA Foundation redesigned the plate to reflect the breadth of the agriculture industry’s contribution to the state … Read More

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