CABNR/NAES/UNCE Main Station – Field Day 2013

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The University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR), and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will be hosting their annual Field Day on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. The event is open to the general public from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and located off Reno’s Clean Water Way, near … Read More

Affordable Care Act Information

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Attention farmers and ranchers:  The Affordable Care Act requires all employers to provide their employees with an “Exchange Notice” by Oct. 1, 2013. The notice must be provided to all current and new full-time and part-time employees, including H2A workers, and seasonal employees. This notice is required regardless of whether or not an employer offers health insurance to their employee(s). AFBF has … Read More

New Food and Farm Facts on Sale Now

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The new Food and Farm Facts book and map poster, produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation, is now available. “Food and Farm Facts provides the opportunity to learn more about the many ways farmers and ranchers produce food to meet the needs of today’s consumers,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. The book features 32 pages of color photos and … Read More

Nevada Tribes Receive $112,800 in USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants

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(CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 23, 2013)—USDA Rural Development Nevada has announced it will fund $112,800 in Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) for three projects on tribal lands.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today’s announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts to strengthen the … Read More

‘My American Farm’ Updates and Releases New Games

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new educational game entitled “Load the Lunchbox” that helps young learners connect the food in their lunchboxes to the farmers who produce it. The engaging new game was designed specifically for the pre-K-K learner, but is fun for the whole family. Learners meet Farmer … Read More

Tablet App for ‘My American Farm’ Now Available

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a tablet app modeled after the popular agricultural game site, “My American Farm.”  The app is now available for free download on iTunes and Google Play. The app features five games from My American Farm—In My Barn; My Little Ag Me; Equipment Engineer; Farmer’s Market Challenge; and Ag … Read More

Gen. Stan McChrystal to Keynote AFBF Annual Convention

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2013 – Gen. Stan McChrystal, a retired four-star general and former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, will deliver the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2014 Annual Convention, Jan. 12-15, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. More than 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather in San Antonio … Read More

Amodei to host immigration ‘listening session’ in Reno

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RENO, Nev. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today announced that he will hold an immigration listening session in Reno on Friday, August 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Washoe County Commission Chamber, Building A, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512. “Immigration reform and border security are complex, emotional debates, with passionate beliefs on all sides,” said Amodei. “Some view … Read More

Department of Agriculture urges caution around feral/estray horses on roadways and in urban areas

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SPARKS, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Agriculture is urging the public to be cautious when driving on highways, public roads and in neighborhoods near the Virginia Range area. The range includes the areas east of Carson City, Fernley, Dayton, Lockwood, south Reno, Silver Springs and Virginia City. Multiple vehicular accidents with feral and estray horses have occurred in recent months. One accident resulted in a motorist’s death. The Department … Read More