Cooperative Extension offers ag producers workshops on dealing with drought

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RENO, Nev. – With the 2014 drought looming, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering workshops across the state this month and next to give Nevada agricultural producers, particularly alfalfa and grass hay producers, information to help them prepare for the drought. Topics will include water availability, recommended irrigation practices, insurance options and an outlook on prices. The first workshop … Read More

Women’s Leadership Committee Makes Big Donation

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SPARKS, NEV, March 7, 2014 – The Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee donated $500 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada in Reno on Friday, March 7. The donation is a part of the Farm Bureau’s “Our Food Link” program. Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Chair Cindy Hardy and Clark County President Jim Hardy presented the check to … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Chair Participates in “Our Food Link” Project

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Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Chair Cindy Hardy joined committee chairs from across the country to officially kick off Farm Bureau’s new “Our Food Link” program. “Our Food Link is a year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus use to provide consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture,” explained Cindy Hardy, chair of the Nevada … Read More

The WNCW Dinner Dance is Coming!

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Western Nevada Cattlewomen would like to invite the community to join us at our 2014 Scholarship Dinner Dance. This year’s Dinner, Dance and Auction will be held Saturday, March 15that the CVIC Hall, on Esmeralda in Minden, NV.  Doors open at 6:00p.m, Dinner at 6:30, and the Dancing will start around 8:00p.m. Live music played by local Ag teacher Andy … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Joins Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative

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SPARKS, Nev, February 25, 2014 – Nevada Farm Bureau Federation has joined the Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative. The Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative is a statewide coalition representing thousands of small and large employers, farmers, ranchers and other concerned Nevadans. Nevada Farm Bureau policy strongly opposes a gross business tax. Under the Margin Tax Initiative, … Read More

A Look at The Margin Tax Initiative

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Farm Bureau Perspectives | March 2014 By: James “Hank” Combs Nevada Farm Bureau President As we turn the calendar over to March it is quickly realized that this year is flying by. 2014 has gotten off to a fast start and Farm Bureau has been busy. It may seem like a long way off, but November will be here before … Read More

Ag Foundation Announces Scholarship Funding

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation (NAF) has announced that it will be awarding $50,000 in Educational Assistance Awards to Nevada students.  The NAF has worked steadily to support agriculture since 1976 and has been an advocate of Nevada’s young people in achieving advanced education in agricultural fields by providing Educational Assistance Awards (college scholarships).  In 2014 the NAF is continuing its … Read More

Churchill County Hosting YF&R Meeting

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Churchill County is hosting a Young Farmers & Ranchers Meeting at Churchill Vineyards in Fallon, February 26 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. The meeting will include Farm Bill Q&A with AFBF’s Mary Kay Thatcher. Bring your family and friends and catch up with your neighbors as your learn about policy issues facing Nevada.  

Sign-Ups for Emergency Conservation Program in Nevada

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(RENO, NV), February 19, 2014   A lack of moisture, over an extended period of time, has caused producers in Nevada to suffer from the effects of severe drought conditions. Farms and ranches experiencing severe drought conditions may be eligible for cost-share assistance under ECP. This disaster program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA), which … Read More