Conjunctive Water Management To Take Shape In Regulations For Humboldt River Corridor

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The Nevada State Water Engineer’s office recently contacted Nevada Farm Bureau regarding the administrative rulemaking process that is underway to define how Humboldt River Decreed water rights and groundwater rights will be conjunctively managed. This administrative rulemaking process requires the need to obtain and consider the impact of a regulation on small businesses and this is the focus in current … Read More

Financial and Technical Assistance Available For Sage Grouse Conservation Work

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Private agricultural landowners who are interested in becoming involved as participants in Nevada’s Conservation Credit System (CCS) for sage grouse conservation might need to do some pre-habitat improvement projects to enhance their ability to participate in the credit system. The State of Nevada and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are now partnering on a Regional Conservation Protection Partnership effort, … Read More

All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person

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A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.  Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 … Read More

Legislation Offers Relief From Federal Water Extortion

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The recent Water Rights Protection Act (H.R. 2939), introduced in the House on Tuesday June 20th, could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately owned water rights from law-abiding citizens. H.R. 2939, if passed, would bar the federal government from seizing state-granted water rights from ranchers and restore basic property rights to … Read More

EQIP Sign-up In Support of the Nevada Conservation Credit System RCPP Project Apply by July 17

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers interested in completing conservation projects that improve and protect greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  The RCPP encourages conservation partners from across the nation to join in efforts with agricultural producers to increase the restoration … Read More

AB 407 Veto

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With the legislation session over it was a sigh of relief when Governor Brain Sandoval vetoed legislative bill AB 407. AB 407 was an act relating to cooperative extension programs; establishing geographical regions of the State for the purpose of such programs; placing the operation of the programs in the respective regions under the control of the Presidents of the … Read More

Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival Comes to Downtown Sparks

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A sweet and scent-sational new event is coming to downtown Sparks this summer, the Sierra Nevada Lavender and Honey Festival. The festival will be held on Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., in downtown Sparks, Nevada. In addition to lavender and honey products from local producers, the festival will feature arts and crafts, event-themed food, music, guest speakers … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Presents Hoop House Structures & Season Extension Workshop

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Growing in hoop houses has changed the face of Nevada agriculture and extended the growing season, but it is more complicated than field production. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer “Hoop House Structures & Season Extension” workshop on Friday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Nevada, Reno Desert Farming Initiative, 1000 Valley … Read More