The new Nevada ag. license plate now available

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Proceeds benefit Nevada FFA Foundation and the Buy Nevada program  he Nevada Department of Agriculture and Nevada FFA announced today that the new Nevada agriculture license plate is available for sale from the Department of Motor Vehicles starting Monday, July 14, 2014. “The FFA Foundation redesigned the plate to reflect the breadth of the agriculture industry’s contribution to the state … Read More

Nevada Division of Water Resources to hold “listening sessions” across Nevada

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The Nevada State Engineer will be holding a series of public meetings during the months of July and August. The State Engineer is holding these “listening sessions” to provide information to the public on water related issues in Nevada and, more importantly, to listen to any and all comments, suggestions and questions from the public about water related issues. The … Read More

New Powder Plant Offers Possibilities: Fallon’s DFA operation jump-starts Churchill County agriculture

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By Jessica Fagundes “In 2008, the California Advisory Board came out with a marketing plan program called the Real California Seal and that pushed our milk out of three or four plants that we could no longer ship to, which made it hard to find a home for our milk,” says Ted Christoph, farm manager at Liberty Jersey Farm Inc. … Read More

Supporting GMOs: Our Perspective on Genetic Modification

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By James “Hank” Combs, President of Nevada Farm Bureau Federation One of the recent hot topics in the political community is labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms also known as GMOs. I’d like to take use of this month’s column to discuss GMOs, the misconceptions surrounding this form of agriculture and the negative effect labeling these products would have … Read More

Sagebrush Ecosystem Council: The Future of the Nevada Rancher

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By Jessica Fagundes The greater sage-grouse are large-winged, ground-dwelling birds with brown and black feathers and a white underbelly. If you live in northern Nevada, you may have seen these birds eating sagebrush on the rangeland. What you may not know though is that these small birds could determine the future of Nevada ranching because their listing as an endangered … Read More

Dave Fulstone II Scholarship Winners Announced

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Two students, Taylor Kelton and Whitney Weaver, have been selected for the 2014 Dave Fulstone II Scholarship Award. The Dave Fulstone II Scholarship is awarded each year in honor of David Fulstone II. Fulstone was a past president of the Nevada Farm Bureau. He dedicated his life to the well-being of Nevada agriculture and was passionate in his support of … Read More

Discounts on Polaris off-road vehicles offered to Nevada Farm Bureau members

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Nevada Farm Bureau is pleased to announce a new FB Member Advantage! program with Polaris Industries Inc. The new program gives Nevada Farm Bureau members a discount on Polaris utility and sport vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and GEM electric vehicles. “This generous special purchase program from Polaris will help our members save money on high-quality, off-terrain vehicles that can stand up … Read More

Farming isn’t secret anymore nor should it be

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By Jessica Fagundes, Nevada Farm Bureau Director of Communications “What happened on the farm stayed on the farm.” This statement may have been true fifty years ago. But, in the busy world full of smart phones and cameras, farm secrets are pretty hard to come by. This was the premise posed by Jayson Lusk, a professor at Oklahoma State University, … Read More

2014 YF&R Discussion Meet Resources Available

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Resources are now available for the 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau YF&R Discussion Meet, which will be held during the annual meeting on November 14 and 15, 2014. Click here to download the 2014 YF&R Discussion Meet questions from American Farm Bureau and click here to download the resource guide with additional information regarding the topics. To help competitors prepare for state … Read More

Nevada’s Margin Tax Initiative: Affecting Farmers and Families

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By Jessica Fagundes As the November election approaches, so does the Education/Margin Tax Initiative on Nevada’s ballot, a measure that could greatly affect many of Nevada’s agriculturists especially farmers and ranchers in the state. The Margin Tax Initiative or Question 3 on the upcoming ballot would require any business with gross revenues of more than $1 million to pay a … Read More