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

Farm Bureau Marks National Small Business Week with Opening of $145K Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

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The American Farm Bureau Federation is opening online applications for its fourth Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge today, to coincide with National Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6). Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations that benefit rural regions of the United States. It is the … Read More

AFBF’s President Duvall Joins in Historic White House Ag Roundtable

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During a meeting with farmers and ranchers, President Donald Trump pledged that his administration, including newly installed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, would work to address critical challenges faced by agriculture, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Duvall was among 14 farmers and ranchers from across the country who met at the White House with Trump, Vice … Read More

Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey Results

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Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. “As expected due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, beef, chicken, pork and cheese,” said … Read More

Nevada Agriculture Outlook 2017

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  The Nevada Agriculture Outlook was held on April 7th covering topics that included: Nevada Ag outlook highlights, Internet security for agriculture and analysis of impacts of public land grazing. It was originated from the Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office and included multiple local sites throughout the state through compressed video. The first speaker was Mike Helmar, Research Analyst, and … Read More

What it Means to be a Member

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There are a lot of good reasons for being a Farm Bureau member. Being Farm Bureau member in Nevada means you are part of an advocacy organization championing the public policy positions developed by farmer/rancher members and adopted through the annual policy development process. Farm Bureau gives farmers and ranchers a voice. When you become a Farm Bureau member you … Read More