From Trade to Regulations, American Farm Bureau President Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Engage on Full Range of Issues

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The American Farm Bureau Federation’s public policy agenda shares much in common with the Trump administration on issues like regulatory reform and tax reform. But even harder issues such as farm labor and trade should present opportunities to engage with Congress and the White House, alike, AFBF President Zippy Duvall told participants at the USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum. Duvall, who … Read More

Dozens of horses statewide with reported disease exposure

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State veterinarian recommends against traveling  with horses to high school rodeo in Moapa Valley On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) began receiving accounts of horses exposed to equine herpes virus type 4 (EHV-4) and Streptococcus equi bacterial infection (also known as strangles or equine distemper). Both diseases are highly contagious among horses, and strangles is listed on the National … Read More

Fulstone Scholarship, 2017

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Dave Fulstone II was a past president of the Nevada Farm Bureau who dedicated his life to the well-being of Nevada Agriculture. He was passionate in his support of a sustainable agriculture industry in Nevada and was never afraid to tackle the tough issues or face strong opponents in defense of the agriculture industry and producers. The scholarship committee desires … Read More

Recap of FUSION Conference

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) and Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) members attended the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) FUSION conference in Pittsburgh, PA February 10-13. The YF&R Committee members in attendance were Kari Lyn Brough of Elko County and Anna Lekumberry of Douglas County. Cindy Hardy, the Women’s Leadership Chair for Nevada was also in attendance at … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Presents Workshop to Help Growers with Sales, Customer Base

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Many small farms and businesses lack sales and marketing experience, and implementing these skills can seem overwhelming.  Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer the ‘Farm Direct Marketing Sales, Service & Signs’ workshop on Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the WNC Carson City Campus, 2201 W. College Parkway. Cost is $15 if registered by Feb. 24 … Read More

Farm Bureau’s First Peas to the Table Contest Runs Feb. 20 Through May 15

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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced its second First Peas to the Table Contest, which opens Feb. 20 and runs through May 15. The national competition for schools encourages children in kindergarten through fifth grade to plant, raise and harvest peas this spring.   The student team that grows the greatest amount of peas (measured in cups) … Read More

Value Added Producer Grant Workshop March 1 in Reno

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Grant Supports Feasibility Studies and Marketing for New Agricultural Products Are you a farmer who needs funds to expand your market and increase sales? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer a workshop in Reno March 1, with information on how to apply for the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG), which helps farmers develop new markets. USDA Business … Read More

NDA announces new Animal Industry division administrator

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced Doug Farris as its new Animal Industry division administrator. Farris is Nevada Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified and has served as a Nevada state trooper since 2009, providing public safety, emergency response, protection of people and property, and enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal law. “As a state trooper, Doug is experienced … Read More

Recap of the Nevada Small Farm Conference

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The Nevada Small Farm Conference took place February 3 through the 4th at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada. The Nevada Small Farm Conference offered an excellent opportunity to network with other farmers and support industries. The conference also provided a variety of workshops to help educate farmers on timely subjects. Exhibitors were on hand to offer a wealth … Read More

Western Senators Introduce Greater Sage-Grouse Protection and Recovery Act

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Senate Bill S.273 and House Bill H.R. 527 would allow states to implement conservation and management plans based on their community specific needs. February 1, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) teamed up with his western colleagues to introduce the Greater Sage-Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017, legislation allowing states to implement their own specific conservation and management plans to … Read More