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

Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of Year Award

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Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of Year Awards Applications due September 3 Applications for the Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year award are now being accepted. The Nevada Agricultural Foundation sponsors the award as part of the “Excellence in Education” award program. The winner will receive a $1000 stipend to be used to further enhance the award … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Partners with the Reno Bighorns

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SPARKS, NV – Nevada Farm Bureau is excited to announce a new partnership with the Reno Bighorns that will provide members a buy one, get one ticket deal. During the upcoming 2013-2014 basketball season, Nevada Farm Bureau members will be able to receive one free ticket for every ticket purchased. “This newly added membership benefit adds to a portfolio of … Read More

Gerald Fry Linear Measuring Seminar – September 13 and 14

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From Albaugh Ranch –  SEMINAR Flier. Albaugh Ranch in Fallon is hosting a Gerald Fry Linear Measuring Seminar, September 13 and 14. Join Gerald Fry of Bovine Engineering, featured speaker for a two day intensive hands on learning experience. Bringing common sense, linear measuring, animal husbandry, critiquing, correlating and interpreting each animal’s story with future production capabilities. Witness firsthand the results … Read More

USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August 4-10

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Saturday celebrated National Farmers Market Week with a kick-off event at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market in Washington, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 8,144 farmers markets are now listed in USDA’sNational Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. The Directory, voluntarily updated by farmers market managers, … Read More

Cooperative Extension and USDA to host workshop for Nevada agriculture

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host a workshop in Reno Aug. 20 to provide information on agricultural economic trends and financial assistance available to mitigate drought impacts on Nevada’s agricultural producers. The workshop will be available statewide via videoconference, with presenters from the University’s Cooperative Extension and College of Business, the USDA Farm … Read More

Big Brother Watching Over Us

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Big Brother Watching Over Us Privacy is defined as “The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people.” Wikipedia defines privacy as “Separated from the rest, deprived of something, esp. office, participation in the government.” In today’s society, it seems that the definition of privacy is not practiced by those operating our government. One … Read More

Nevada Goat Producers Association Annual Meeting Scheduled for September

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The Nevada Goat Producers Association is holding their General Membership Meeting and Workshop on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 9am to 5pm. All counties can participate via video conference at local Extension offices. A potluck lunch will be served at the Fallon Extension office.  Schedule & Guest Speakers will be: 10:00 “Creating your Business and Marketing Plan” Staci Emm Mineral … Read More

Plant Biotechnology Companies Begin New Conversation about GMOs and How our Food is Grown

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Washington, DC (July 29, 2013) – The agricultural biotechnology companies that develop genetically modified seeds — or GMOs — are coming together to launch a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. GMO Answers (www.GMOAnswers.com) is a new conversation, public Q&A, and central online resource for information … Read More