Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey Results

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Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. “As expected due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, beef, chicken, pork and cheese,” said … Read More

Nevada Agriculture Outlook 2017

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  The Nevada Agriculture Outlook was held on April 7th covering topics that included: Nevada Ag outlook highlights, Internet security for agriculture and analysis of impacts of public land grazing. It was originated from the Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office and included multiple local sites throughout the state through compressed video. The first speaker was Mike Helmar, Research Analyst, and … Read More

What it Means to be a Member

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There are a lot of good reasons for being a Farm Bureau member. Being Farm Bureau member in Nevada means you are part of an advocacy organization championing the public policy positions developed by farmer/rancher members and adopted through the annual policy development process. Farm Bureau gives farmers and ranchers a voice. When you become a Farm Bureau member you … Read More

Recap of The Seed Forum in Winnemucca Nevada

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The Nevada Native Seed Forum was held March 28th at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Winnemucca. This was the first seed forum of its kind held in the state of Nevada. The meaning behind this forum was not to debate the merits and legitimacy of limiting native seed for restoration, but rather … Read More

Nevada Department of Agriculture hosts March 28 Native Seed Forum in Winnemucca to facilitate streamlined statewide strategy

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Due to the continued need for restoration and rehabilitation projects on public and private land, demand for Nevada seed is increasing. Yet, a dilemma has arisen because much of the seed stock is imported. Historically the native seed market in Nevada has faced instability due to the lack of market consistency – it’s a risk many producers are not willing … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Announces Second Annual Farm to Table Trade Meeting

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Reno, NV – Building on the success of the inaugural Farm to Table Trade Meeting in April 2016, regional farmers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs and staff from Nevada’s higher education institutions will meet again when the farm to table trade meeting returns to Reno.  The Farm to Table Trade Meeting will be held on Monday, April 10, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at … Read More

$250,000 offered through Specialty Crop Grant

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Letters of intent are due April 14  Nevada Department of Agriculture officials are pleased to announce funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). Approximately $250,000 will be offered to projects that serve to enhance the competitiveness of Nevada’s specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, legumes, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” Eligible … Read More

NDA announces new deputy director and Plant Industry division administrator

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced Jerri Conrad as deputy director. Conrad has worked at the NDA for three years as the executive assistant to the director, and has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector as a facilitator, communications professional and personnel manager. She received a bachelor of arts from the University of … Read More