Military, Conservationists and Rancher Join Forces for Economy and Wildlife

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The Nature Conservancy has purchased a conservation easement on approximately 2,785 acres of the Smith Creek Ranch in Churchill and Lander counties in central Nevada. The effort supports sustainable ranching and habitat conservation. A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that prevents development while protecting important natural working land conservation values. Smith Creek Ranch is in the heart of … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Announces Hoop House Production Workshop

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As harvest season winds down, farmers will be returning to the classroom to learn new techniques and trends for crop production. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer “Hoop House Production” workshop on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the WNC Fallon Campus, 160 Campus Way in Fallon. Cost is $35 if registered by Sept. … Read More

Texas Farm Bureau establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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The Nevada Farm Bureau is sadden by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. We encourage members if possible to donate to help aid in the recovery efforts. The Texas Farm Bureau has established a relief fund to address the agricultural losses inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. The category four storm struck Texas with a vengeance, flooding Texas farm communities, small towns … Read More

Nevada Agricultural Tour

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Nevada Farm Bureau had the pleasure of hosting American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall. It was a jam-packed day of touring Nevada agriculture with Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs, and Farm Bureau leaders/members from Douglas, Churchill and Lyon Counties. Nevada’s diverse agriculture was put on display. It was a challenge to fit every important agriculture aspect into … Read More

West Nile Virus found in three western Nevada horses It’s not too late to vaccinate horses and protect against disease

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed three horses tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in western Nevada in the last two weeks. All three horses were not vaccinated. “Vaccination is the best protection horse owners have for their animals,” Dr. JJ Goicoechea, the NDA’s state veterinarian, said. “With the increased numbers of mosquitoes this year, it’s important … Read More

New ‘Healthy Sagebrush Communities’ Poster Highlights How Efforts for Sage Grouse Have Come Full Circle

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We’ve all heard the saying: what’s good for the goose is good for the gander – meaning, what’s good for one is good for another. In the sagebrush country of the West, that sentiment has rung true for another feathered friend: the greater sage-grouse. But this time we say, “what’s good for the bird is good for the herd.” Sagebrush country … Read More

Riparian Area Management Training Course

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Interested in grazing management processes and strategies for riparian-wetland areas? The National Riparian Service Team and the Bureau of Land Management NV state office are sponsoring a training-taking place August 22 through August 24th. This is an excellent opportunity for permittees, agency personnel, and others who are involved with planning, managing, or evaluating riparian grazing systems. The objective of the … Read More

Conservation funding aims to improve irrigation efficiency, protect and enhance sage-grouse habitat, manage livestock and reduce soil loss

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Apply by October 20 for Fiscal Year 2018 EQIP Funding The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers apply conservation practices on their private land as well as their public land allotments. Agricultural producers are encouraged to apply for funds available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications must be received before … Read More