Statewide Food Drive Results in 3,300 Meals for Northern Nevadans in Need

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SPARKS, Nev., January 16, 2014 – Nevada Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee donated $1100 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Raising food and money donations is a part of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Harvest for All campaign. State YF&R Chair Anna-Lisa Giannini presented the donation to Jocelyn Lantrip of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. … Read More

Apply by Feb. 21 for Conservation Funding

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering an additional application batching period for agricultural producers to apply for funding to implement conservation practices on their private land and public land allotments.  Producers are encouraged to apply for several Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) fund pools by Feb. 21, 2014 to be considered in the Fiscal Year 2014 USDA Conservation … Read More

Our Food Link

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“Our Food Link,” a new year-round program that county and state Farm Bureaus can use to reach consumers of all ages and backgrounds with information about today’s agriculture, was launched today during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention. “Consumer outreach is more important than ever because the average American is now at least three generations removed from the … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Statement on Wild Horse & Burro Lawsuit

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SPARKS, Nev, January 13, 2014 – “On December 30, 2013, Nevada Farm Bureau Federation (NVFB) joined the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the management of Nevada’s wild horses & burros. The lawsuit seeks an order for the DOI and BLM … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Announces 2014 Photo Contest

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Calling all photographers! The 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau Photo Contest is underway. The Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee sponsors the annual photo contest. For the first time, photographers will submit photos based on seasons. The best photographs from each season will be selected and judged in October for cash prizes. Deadlines to submit photographs from each season are: Winter … Read More

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS TRAINING FOR USE OF PESTICIDES

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RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Jan. 29 to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides. The workshop is meant for certified applicators, people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers, park employees and … Read More

My American Farm Releases Global Agriculture Game

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2, 2014—The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new educational game entitled “The Great Seed Search” that gives learners the opportunity to experience the global nature of the agriculture industry. In this simulation game, players enter coordinates and pilot a plane around the world collecting important seeds. Through challenges in the game, players learn … Read More

Something for Everyone at 2014 Nevada Small Farm Conference Feb. 20-22

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Sparks, Nev.—Calling all farmers and ranchers, beginning or experienced, rural or urban, and business and community members: the 2014 Nevada Small Farm Conference has something for everyone at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Feb. 20-22. Interested in traditional topics such as soils, bee keeping and egg production?  Or innovative topics like agritourism, fodder production and renewable energy?  The Small Farm … Read More