$250,000 offered through Specialty Crop Grant

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letters of intent are due March 15 Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) officials are pleased to announce funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 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, … Read More

High Level Agricultural Visitor Stops in Las Vegas

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On Monday February 12th the Nevada Farm Bureau, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) welcomed United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Las Vegas, Nevada. This was not the first time Perdue had been to Nevada, but the first time he was able to visit agriculture operations as well as learn more … Read More

NDA releases request for proposals for Virginia Range estray horses

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Deadline for potential owners to apply is April 16 The Nevada Department of Agriculture(NDA) released today a request for proposals (RFP) to identify a new owner of the Virginia Range estray horses. The RFP comes after a directive given by the Nevada Board of Agriculture during their Dec. 12, 2017 meeting.  “The intent, as outlined by the board during their … Read More

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

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Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program(CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018. While applications for … Read More

Getting Involved

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Millennial farmers are a growing representation of the farming/ranching community. Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) is part of the Nevada Farm Bureau for young individuals who are both agriculture producers and enthusiasts between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. One of the many focuses of YF&R is spreading agricultural literacy throughout communities by helping to educate elementary school … Read More

American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

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The 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention was held January 5th through the 10th. This year’s convention was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.   The Annual Convention is a time for all state Farm Bureaus to come together and discuss agriculture issues throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Educational … Read More

EQIP Sign-up In Support of the Nevada Conservation Credit System RCPP Project Apply by February 16

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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

USDA Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants

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Funding is available in three focus areas, including grazing lands, organic systems and soil health  USDA is offering grants for innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS​) plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, funding innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems and soil health. … Read More