Regulatory Reform

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Regulation of any kind is a pressing issue and a strategic priority for the American Farm Bureau Federation (ABFB). In the recent weeks regulatory reform has had several developments. BLM Planning 2.0 In the final days of the Obama Administration the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) passed a new rule, Planning 2.0. Planning 2.0 is specific to BLM-managed public lands. … Read More

What H.R. 631 Means

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“Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017” Gaining support for the passage of H.R. 631, known as the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 is more important than ever congress considers taking up this critical issue throughout the year. H.R. 631 is a non-partisan bill being introduced by representative from South Dakota, Kristi Noem and representative from Georgia, Sanford Bishop. The … Read More

Tractor Supply, FFA Looking for FFA Projects to Fund

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Grants for Growing applications open through Feb. 13 Local FFA chapters in search of funding for their next animal science lab, community garden or any other worthy agricultural project, take note. Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, will soon be awarding Grants for Growing — starting at $500 — to qualifying FFA chapters. To … Read More

Douglas-Carson City Farm Bureau Donates Freezer to Culinary Class at Douglas High

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Douglas-Carson City Farm Bureau donated an industrial freezer to the Culinary class at Douglas High on Wednesday January 25th. Douglas-Carson City Farm Bureau President Woody Worthington orchestrated finding the freezer and coming up with the idea of donating it to the class. “We need to bridge gaps within the community here in Douglas, as we do have a large agriculture … Read More

Nevada Department of Agriculture currently accepting Summer Food Service Program partners

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Meal sites sought to feed children during summer months The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is seeking sponsors to provide free meals to children during the summer through the federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). “Nevada’s youth need nutritious meals year round, and this program provides food for children outside of the normal school year,” said Donnell Barton, administrator … Read More

Get Involved

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  With the start of the 2017 Legislative session approaching Feb. 6., it is important to understand the importance of becoming involved in the legislative process. While Nevada Farm Bureau sends a full-time lobbyist to represent the organization’s policy every day of the 120-day session, it is important to understand the impact you can have being an involved Farm Bureau … Read More

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

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Reno, Nevada – Jan. 19, 2017 – Four watersheds in Nevada were named among the 197 high-priority watersheds across the country that USDA will invest $33 million to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).  The four watersheds in Nevada are Sheckler Reservoir, Stillwater Marsh, Soda Lake-Carson River and South Branch-Carson River, … Read More

Humboldt River Basin Update Meetings Held

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The amount of groundwater pumping taking place along the Humboldt River corridor is considered as a possible contributing factor to lack of river flow reaching Rye Patch Reservoir near Lovelock, NV. This belief has resulted in a legal challenge, calling on the Nevada State Water Engineer to take action to protect the water rights of surface water right owners, served … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Welcomes Brittney Pericoli as New Director of Communications

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Brittney is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno. Her degree is in Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communications. She moved to Minden, Nevada when she was thirteen. After completing high school she wanted to pursue her passion for strategic communications here in her local state, thus attending the University of Nevada, Reno. One of Brittney’s true … Read More

Recap of the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ

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The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) held its 2017 Annual Convention in Phoenix AZ January 6th to the 11th. Every year AFBF puts on an Annual Convention in different places all over the country for State Farm Bureau’s to come together as one and network, socialize, be presented on nationwide issues, and for the nationwide voting delegates accept the AFBF … Read More