Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Presents Hoop House Structures & Season Extension Workshop

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Growing in hoop houses has changed the face of Nevada agriculture and extended the growing season, but it is more complicated than field production. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer “Hoop House Structures & Season Extension” workshop on Friday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Nevada, Reno Desert Farming Initiative, 1000 Valley … Read More

Noxious Weed Workshop

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Central Nevada Farm Bureau and the Nevada Department of Agriculture teamed up to host the first Noxious Weed Workshop in Dyer, NV. The workshop was held on Tuesday May 31st at the Fish Lake Valley Community Center. Farmers and ranchers understand it is important to know how to properly care for noxious weeds, but with over 47 types of noxious … Read More

Now is the time to vaccinate horses against West Nile Virus

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First human WNV case reported in southern Nevada   With the recent report of a human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in southern Nevada, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) urges horse owners throughout the state to vaccinate against the disease. WNV can cause severe illness in a horse’s brain, spinal cord and nervous system. “Vaccination is the best … Read More

USDA SEEKS FEEDBACK FROM CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA GROWERS ABOUT 2017 CROPS, STOCKS, INVENTORIES, VALUES

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During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will survey almost 3,700 farmers across California and Nevada, to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2017. “Due to the widespread and significant impact of its results, the … Read More

E-log Mandate For Truckers To Take Effect In December

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Time is ticking away for drivers of commercial trucks to make the switch from their paper logbooks to digital logbooks. That is unless you can claim a farm-vehicle exemption. Some truck drivers have been caught off guard by the mandate. They may be unsure how the change will affect them. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says, “the Electronic … Read More

Noxious Weed Workshop in Dyer, NV

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Nevada’s post record-breaking winter created a breeding ground for noxious weeds as the summer months approach us. There are over 45 types of noxious weeds in Nevada and understanding how to properly identify and treat noxious weeds can be troublesome. Farmers and ranchers understand it is important to know how to properly care for these weeds so that the landscape … Read More

The Melt Is On! May Nevada Water Supply Outlook Report Now Available from NRCS

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Nevada’s mountains are flush with water and summer streamflow records are possible based on the May 1 forecasts published in the latest Nevada NRCS Water Supply Outlook Report. Snowpack measurements at the end of April set records on Carson Pass and Sonora Pass, with data for these snow courses going back to 1930 and 1954 respectively. Other SNOTEL sites above … Read More

TV Production Company looking for a Farming Family

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  American Farmer, which will air on a major cable network and is from the producers of “Deadliest Catch.” The producers are interested in producing a documentary-type series that illustrates the dynamics of five family farm businesses. More specifically: “We would love to feature family farms, as the new series will put viewers on the front lines of how farmers … Read More

NDA adds agriculture enforcement officer to southern Nevada

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently hired Raul Godinez as an agriculture enforcement officer to monitor and enforce agricultural law in southern Nevada. As an agriculture enforcement officer, Godinez will be responsible for enforcing United States Department of Agriculture and Nevada plant and animal health requirements for the protection of public health and safety in southern Nevada. His work … Read More