Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Appointed During Annual Convention

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SPARKS, Nev, December 3, 2013 – A new Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee was appointed by Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention. Anna-Lisa Giannini of Fallon was appointed to serve as the YF&R Committee Chair. In addition to serving as the committee chair, Anna-Lisa will also serve on the Nevada Farm … Read More

UNR Student Wins 2013 Nevada Discussion Meet

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SPARKS, Nev, November 27, 2013 – Washoe County Farm Bureau member Cory Shrecengost won the 2013 Nevada Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet, which was held during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention. Cory is currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno and is majoring in Business Marketing. Cory also served as the 2012-2013 Nevada FFA Sentinel. Cory … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Position Announcement

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Vice President. The Executive Vice President serves as chief administrative officer of the corporation and manages the finances of the Organization under the direction of the President and Board of Directors. The Nevada Farm Bureau is comprised of 13 County Farm Bureaus and the … Read More

Farm Bureau Leaders Elected During Annual Convention

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SPARKS, Nev, November 26, 2013 – During the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Convention, new leaders were elected to the Nevada Farm Bureau Board of Directors. James “Hank” Combs of Las Vegas was re-elected to his ninth term as Nevada Farm Bureau President. In addition to serving as Nevada Farm Bureau President, Combs also serves on the American Farm Bureau Federation … Read More

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