The Future of Sage-Grouse: State and Local Efforts Key to Listing Prevention

Jessica-FagundesFarm Bureau News, Featured, Nevada Ag News

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

Farm Bureau supports decision not to list Bi-State sage-grouse

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation applauds U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s announcement today that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “We are pleased to see that the work of local, state and federal groups and agencies resulted in the prevention of the sage-grouse listing,” Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank … Read More

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

Jessica-FagundesFarm Bureau News, Featured, Nevada Ag News

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