Statement by Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation Re: Farm Bill Expiration

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“Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress.  Aside from shutting down the government, the one-year farm bill extension Congress granted last session also expired at midnight, while the new farm bill has yet to formally reach the conference process. “Farm Bureau members are deeply concerned over the political challenges that are making it … Read More

A tale of two farmers: harvest, the farm bill and political paralysis

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 — Autumn in farm country brings with it the roar of combines lumbering across America’s farm fields.  It’s harvest season and across the land, farmers are hard at work bringing in the bounty of what, in many areas, amounts to a “pretty good year.” The farm policy landscape, on the other hand, has yielded little, … Read More

Direct Marketing Workshop – Meat CSA and Collaborative Marketing Models

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FALLON, Nev. – Booming consumer demand for locally grown food is creating opportunity for new sales models for meat, including subscription programs, buying clubs and collaborative marketing partnerships. The University of Nevada, Reno University Center for Economic Development and Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute are offering a workshop, “Meat CSA and Collaborative Marketing Models,” Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. … Read More

RIORDAN, MILLERS, BURDICK 2013 ELKO COUNTY FARM BUREAU PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

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Elko, NV, Sept 17, 2012:  Ali Riordan, Travis Miller and Brenda Burdick cornered cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 for First, Second and Third places respectively for their winning entries in the 2013 Adult Division (18+ years) Elko County Farm Bureau Fair Photo Contest. Youth Division (8 -17 years) photographers Holland and Tanner Miller likewise took $100 and $75 … Read More

FARM BUREAU YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS FIRST ANNUAL BBQ A SUCCESS

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Elko, NV:  Elko County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers held their First Annual BBQ at the City Park Saturday evening during the Elko County Fair. Committee Chair Andrea Chandler said, “This was a pretty good turnout for the first year.  We tried to hold it during the fair when most young families are in town, but with livestock and … Read More

Wild horses and burros a growing problem for western ranchers

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Sept. 17, 2013 – Efforts by the federal government to control wild horses and burros are falling far short and need a major overhaul, warn farmers and ranchers in the 10 western states where these booming populations are putting increased stress on natural resources, despite the wide open spaces for which this region of the country is known. Since 1971, … Read More

New $1,000 Truck Incentive Available for FB Members

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Effective immediately and continuing through April 1, Chevrolet and GMC are offering exclusively to Farm Bureau members in participating states an additional $1,000 incentive on the acquisition of any new 2013 or 2014 regular cab, heavy duty (2500/3500 series) truck. This is in addition to the standard $500 Farm Bureau incentive, which brings the total Farm Bureau incentive on Chevy Silverado and … Read More

Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award Winner Announced

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation would like to announce that Gardnerville resident Tonja Dressler has won the 2013 Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of Year the Award. Dressler has been an active Ag in the Classroom volunteer for more than 10 years. She has organized and managed Ag Days throughout the Douglas County School District. In addition to organizing Ag Days … Read More

2013 AFBF Commodity Outlook Conference

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The 2013 AFBF Commodity Outlook Conference is coming to Reno, October 16-18. The conference will be held at the Peppermill. The conference will examine a broad range of issues from the standard crops and livestock mix to the general economy, fruits and vegetables, inputs, the macro economy and where farm income and the overall ag sector is likely to be … Read More

Cooperative Extension hosts tour of alternative crop field trials

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RENO, Nev. – Jay Davison has been helping Nevada farmers experiment with alternative crops, such as grapes and teff for more than 15 years. This Friday, Davison, an alternative crops and forage specialist at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will host a free tour of his research and that of other Nevada farmers and researches in Fallon, Nev. The tour … Read More