Nevada Department of Agriculture awards $250,730 for crop research, education marketing and production

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SPARKS, Nev. —  The Nevada Department of Agriculture today announced awards for 13 crop projects around the state that promote and enhance specialty crops through education, research, marketing and production.  “The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is a critical way to experiment with and promote crops throughout the state,” said Jim Barbee, director of the Department. “We are grateful for the funding … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention Set For Las Vegas

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SPARKS, Nev – The 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention will be held November 21-23 at the Santa Fe Station in Las Vegas, Nev. This is Nevada Farm Bureau’s 94th Annual Convention. This year Nevada Farm Bureau and the Nevada Department of Agriculture are teaming up to host the inaugural Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference, which is set for November 21. … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau and Department of Agriculture to hold 2013 Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference

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  [mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/4″] [/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”1/2″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”1/4″] [/mantra-column] [/mantra-multi]       SPARKS, Nev.  – The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation and the Nevada Department of Agriculture are holding the 2013 Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference Thursday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. The event is at the Santa Fe Station Hotel and Casino. Lunch will be provided … Read More

Statement by Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation Re: Farm Bill Expiration

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“Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress.  Aside from shutting down the government, the one-year farm bill extension Congress granted last session also expired at midnight, while the new farm bill has yet to formally reach the conference process. “Farm Bureau members are deeply concerned over the political challenges that are making it … Read More

A tale of two farmers: harvest, the farm bill and political paralysis

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 — Autumn in farm country brings with it the roar of combines lumbering across America’s farm fields.  It’s harvest season and across the land, farmers are hard at work bringing in the bounty of what, in many areas, amounts to a “pretty good year.” The farm policy landscape, on the other hand, has yielded little, … Read More

Direct Marketing Workshop – Meat CSA and Collaborative Marketing Models

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FALLON, Nev. – Booming consumer demand for locally grown food is creating opportunity for new sales models for meat, including subscription programs, buying clubs and collaborative marketing partnerships. The University of Nevada, Reno University Center for Economic Development and Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute are offering a workshop, “Meat CSA and Collaborative Marketing Models,” Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. … Read More

RIORDAN, MILLERS, BURDICK 2013 ELKO COUNTY FARM BUREAU PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

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Elko, NV, Sept 17, 2012:  Ali Riordan, Travis Miller and Brenda Burdick cornered cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 for First, Second and Third places respectively for their winning entries in the 2013 Adult Division (18+ years) Elko County Farm Bureau Fair Photo Contest. Youth Division (8 -17 years) photographers Holland and Tanner Miller likewise took $100 and $75 … Read More

FARM BUREAU YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS FIRST ANNUAL BBQ A SUCCESS

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Elko, NV:  Elko County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers held their First Annual BBQ at the City Park Saturday evening during the Elko County Fair. Committee Chair Andrea Chandler said, “This was a pretty good turnout for the first year.  We tried to hold it during the fair when most young families are in town, but with livestock and … Read More

Wild horses and burros a growing problem for western ranchers

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Sept. 17, 2013 – Efforts by the federal government to control wild horses and burros are falling far short and need a major overhaul, warn farmers and ranchers in the 10 western states where these booming populations are putting increased stress on natural resources, despite the wide open spaces for which this region of the country is known. Since 1971, … Read More

Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award Winner Announced

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation would like to announce that Gardnerville resident Tonja Dressler has won the 2013 Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of Year the Award. Dressler has been an active Ag in the Classroom volunteer for more than 10 years. She has organized and managed Ag Days throughout the Douglas County School District. In addition to organizing Ag Days … Read More