NDA to host Native Seed Forum in Ely on May 22

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Forum will bring stakeholders together to develop local strategies   After positive response from the industry, the Nevada Department of Agriculture will host its second annual Native Seed Forum on Tuesday, May 22 with the goal of bringing producers, technical experts and land management agencies together to discuss national and statewide seed strategies.  The NDA reopened its seed lab and re-launched … Read More

New Sign-Up Period for Conservation Funding – Apply by June 8 $178k Available for AMA Program

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces an additional FY 2018 application sign-up period for agricultural producers to apply for Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program funding to implement conservation practices on their private land and public land allotments. The deadline to apply for funding is June 8. AMA program funds can help producers use conservation to manage risk and address … Read More

Nevada Hay Prices

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These prices represent average price at point of first sale for all grades and qualities sold. Sales by farmers range from small or large bales to occasionally round bales or bulk loose hay. The average price concept is that price which would result from dividing the total dollars received by all farmers, before any marketing charges are deducted, by the … Read More

Nevada Department of Agriculture Leadership Change

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In their April 25 meeting, the Nevada Board of Agriculture determined that Deputy Director Jerri Conrad will take on the responsibilities of the Director of Agriculture when the current Director, Jim Barbee leaves the department in mid-May. The board will be working through the process for selecting a new director over the coming months. After his departure from the Department … Read More

Farm Bureau Bank Scholarship

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Available to students currently enrolled in the University of Nevada-Reno or Truckee Meadows Community College They must be pursuing a degree in Agriculture, or Food Nutrition and also have completed at least one semester of post-secondary education by the Application Deadline – May 31, 2018. FBB Education Assistance Award App 2018

Mosquito season means it is time to vaccinate horses against West Nile Virus

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) urges horse owners throughout the state to vaccinate against West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV can cause severe illness in a horse’s brain, spinal cord and nervous system.  “Vaccination is the best protection horse owners have for their animals,” Dr. JJ Goicoechea, the NDA’s state veterinarian, said. “Vaccinations, in conjunction with practices that reduce exposure … Read More

Newest data shows increase in Nevada food and agriculture exports

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Food and ag now sixth highest export category in Nevada  Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division for 2017 on the total Nevada food and agriculture exports show more than $362 million in annual exports. This is an 8.5 percent year over year increase, and a 106 percent increase since 2013. Nevada food and agriculture exports … Read More

2018 Quilt Raffle

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In 2019 the Nevada Farm Bureau will be turning 100. Each year the organizations Women’s Leadership Committee raffles off a quilt. This year they hope to have a record number of tickets sold leading into the centennial anniversary. This year’s quilt is provided by the Churchill County Farm Bureau. Tickets can be purchased through Brieanna Wooden by emailing, brieanna@nvfb.org. Tickets … Read More

Nevada Hay Prices

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Nevada Hay report for the Pacific Region. These prices represent average price at point of first sale for all grades and qualities sold. Sales by farmers range from small or large bales to occasionally round bales or bulk loose hay. The average price concept is that price which would result from dividing the total dollars received by all farmers, before … Read More

What’s Behind the Label on a Bag of Seed?

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Pat T. Miller, Director State Affairs, American Seed Trade Association Mike Stahr, Seed Lab Manager, Iowa State University Seed Laboratory & Vice President, Association of Official Seed Analysts   The seed label, or tag as it is often referred, is like the inside jacket of a novel. It tells you everything that’s important about your bag of seed. The United … Read More