Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Down for 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 14, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from last year’s average of $49.48. “The cost of this year’s meal, at less than $5 per serving, … Read More

Contact Sheet for Schroeder Law Offices – Walker River Federal Court Litigation

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Nevada Farm Bureau would once again like to thank Schroeder Law Offices for their presentation last week regarding Water Issues in the Walker River Basin. Thank you to everyone from Lyon County who participated. If you were unable to attend and would like to contact Schroeder Law Offices and learn more please complete their Request for Information form and send it … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Announces Photo Contest Winners

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SPARKS, Nev, November 8, 2013 – Eighty-six photographs were submitted to the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Photo Contest, which is sponsored by the Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Three winners were chosen for both adult and youth categories. Categories for the 2013 contest included photographs featuring Nevada Agriculture, Nevada Landscape, and images featuring rural life. The Women’s Leadership Committee … Read More

USDA Approves $25,200 for “Buy Local Rural Northern Nevada” Web Site

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(CARSON CITY, Nev. Nov. 7, 2013)—USDA Rural Development Nevada has announced funding to support a “Buy Local Rural Northern Nevada’ website that will give consumers a way to seek out and support local businesses and jobs. USDA approved the $25,200 in Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) to Western Nevada Development Authority (WNDD) to develop the website and business directory. Buy … Read More

Ag Exporters, Farm Groups Press Administration on Chinese Biotech Issues

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2013 — In a letter today to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association and U.S. Canola Association raised concerns regarding ongoing delays, lack of transparency and arbitrary decisions in China’s process of approving new biotechnology … Read More

AFBF and 250-Plus Groups Urge Congress to Pass Farm Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 29, 2013—More than 250 organizations, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, sent a letter today to House and Senate agriculture committee members and leadership advocating passage of a five-year farm bill as soon as possible.  The groups are urging Congress to move forward on a unified farm bill that preserves a five-year authorization for all programs, while … Read More

Poultry Grower Lois Alt Prevails Against EPA

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2013 – Poultry and livestock farmers declared victory on Wednesday when a federal court ruled in favor of West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt in a lawsuit she brought against the Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia ruled that contrary to EPA’s contention, ordinary stormwater from Alt’s farmyard … Read More

Legislative Commission Defers Proposed Trap Registration

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Las Vegas, Nev – Legislators serving on the Legislative Commission deferred a proposed regulation when they met on October22 that would require all traps to be registered, including those used to protect private property. The Legislative Commission unanimously deferred the regulation until after the 2015 Legislative Session. The language of SB 213 did not adequately reflect legislative intent that allows … Read More

Churchill County Farm Bureau Donates $500 to “Atlas” Blizzard Relief

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FALLON, Nev, October 15, 2013 – Churchill County Farm Bureau members unanimously approved donating $500 to victims of winter storm “Atlas” during their Annual Meeting held on October 14 in Fallon. The early season blizzard devastated ranch families across South Dakota. “Farmers and ranchers care for our livestock and we care for each other,” said Churchill County Farm Bureau President … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Opposes Wildlife Commission’s Regulation to Register all Traps

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 Legislative Commission Contact Sheet SPARKS, NEV, October 8, 2013 – Nevada Farm Bureau strongly opposes the Nevada Wildlife Commission’s proposed regulation to register traps used on private property to protect private property. On October 7, 2013, the Nevada Wildlife Commission, on an 8-0 vote, passed a regulation that would require all traps to be registered and have a 1/8 metal … Read More