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Nevada Farm Bureau®

Volume 68, Number 1 January 2016

Agriculture & Livestock

Journal

96th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Update

New YF&R Committee Announced • 2015 Photo Contest Winners • Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada

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Nevada Farm Bureau Agriculture and Livestock Journal January 2016 Farm Bureau Perspectives - James “Hank” Combs 96th Annual Meeting recap Nevada Farm Bureau Update Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Update County Corner 2015 Photo Contest Winners Silent Auction Contributors 96th Annual Meeting Sponsors Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada Working together to preserve the land Contact Your Local COUNTRY Financial Agency The Ag Agenda - Bob Stallman An honor serving agriculture Classified Ads

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Meeting & Event Calendar

Jan. 8: Cattlemen’s Update 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Humboldt County Details: Jennifer Kintz, kintzj@unce.unr.edu Jan. 8-13: American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla. Details: annualconvention.fb.org Feb. 5-6: 2016 Nevada Small Farm Conference, Nugget Casino, Sparks Details: nevadafarmconference.com Feb. 12-15: AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference, Kansas City, Mo. Details: Mariesa Bergin, mbergin@nvfb.org or 775-674-4000 If you would like to include a meeting or event on the calendar, please contact Mariesa at nvfarmbureau@nvfb.org.

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President James “Hank” Combs, fbcombs@cox.net Vice President Bevan Lister, blister8@yahoo.com Women’s Leadership Chair Cindy Hardy, hardyc@comnett.net District 1 Director Jim Hardy, hardyj@comnett.net District 2 Director Craig Shier, snoopyisa55@yahoo.com District 3 Director Carla Pomeroy, carlapomeroy14@gmail.com Executive Vice President Clay McCauley, cmccauley@nvfb.org

Board of Directors Central County Joyce Hartman, alfalfaqueen@gmail.com Churchill County Julie Wolf, wolfpack@cccomm.net Clark County Jim Hardy, hardyj@comnett.net Douglas County Woody Worthington, woody@bentlyranch.com Elko County Jonathan Dahl, dahlangusranch@gmail.com Humboldt County Martin Muratore, disasterfarms@live.com Lander County Paul Young, yoyoungs@yahoo.com Lincoln County Lee Mathews, lrobm62@gmail.com Lyon County Darrell Pursel, darrellpursel@gmail.com Washoe County Louis Damonte Jr., damonteranch@charter.net White Pine Tom Baker, tombaker125@hotmail.com YF&R Chair Dann Mathews, milkthechickens@yahoo.com

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Farm Bureau Perspectives 96th Annual Meeting recap By James “Hank” Combs President, Nevada Farm Bureau

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am excited with the success of our 2015 annual meeting and want to use this month’s column to recap the event and to discuss our future plans for the coming year. We were excited to partner with the California Farm Bureau to hold a joint annual meeting. Their conference offered great sessions, and I had the opportunity to address their membership during the first general session. Thank you to all who attended and to those who donated their time to provide an ag tour for California members. Our convention was a great success thanks to the hard work of Clay McCauley and the rest of his staff. We had an attendance of nearly 150 Farm Bureau members, sponsors and guests and 15 sponsors at our trade show. I want to thank you all for attending and helping make the event enjoyable. I was elected for my eleventh term as president and am excited to lead our organization next year. I am honored to serve Nevada’s farmers and ranchers and will continue to ensure that Nevada Farm Bureau is the voice of Nevada agriculture. This year’s event included a welcome from Farm Bureau Bank President and CEO William Hileman and breakout sessions, addressing farmer and rancher assistance programs and advocacy in agriculture. We also received a keynote from farmer veteran Dan Hromas. Thank you to President Hileman, Dan Hromas, Debbie Goin from Farm Service Agency and Johnna Miller from American Farm Bureau for sharing your knowledge with all of us. This year we worked hard to ensure

we developed policy on the important issues. We addressed a wide range of topics, including the commerce tax, genetic modification, drones, gun control, medical and recreational marijuana and higher education funding. I want to thank our delegates for their hard work and diligence during the policy making process. Policy guides our organization, and the additional policy will help to lead us through the coming year. I want to also thank our board for the work that they do throughout the year. During the meeting, Bevan Lister was reelected vice president. Along with Bevan, Carla Pomeroy held her position of District 3 director, Cindy Hardy was reelected as Women’s Leadership chair and Marlene Shier was reelected as Women’s Leadership vice chair. Jim Hardy from Clark County was elected as the District 1 director. I also appointed Dann Mathews as the Young Farmers & Ranchers committee chair and Andy Miller of Lyon County, Ashley Bunker of Clark County and Kari Brough of Elko County as committee members. The board of directors also consists of the presidents from each county Farm Bureau. County presidents were elected or reelected to their positions during county annual meetings. I would like to personally thank all board members for their continued support of our organization. Their leadership efforts ensure that our state Farm Bureau runs efficiently and effectively. I am excited to announce that Nevada Farm Bureau reached its quota membership goal with 18,009 member families. Six counties also reached

quota this year: Churchill, Douglas, Humboldt, Lyon, Washoe and White Pine. Congratulations on your accomplishment. Also crucial to our organization’s success are our volunteers. This year we honored three volunteers with the County Volunteer Award of Excellence. Congratulations to Fred Stodieck from Douglas County, Jamie Frayne from Elko County and Darrell Pursel from Lyon County. In addition, I would like to congratulate Marie Lou Grumstrup for receiving the Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by the Nevada Agricultural Foundation. We also awarded the Outstanding Service Award this year. This award was given to the Great Basin College Collegiate Farm Bureau for their outstanding service as a collegiate organization to the members of Nevada Farm Bureau. Overall I am very pleased with the efforts of our members during this year’s convention. The development of this year’s policy will give us a solid base for our advocacy efforts and elections in the coming year. Nevada Farm Bureau is the voice of Nevada agriculture, and we will share our policy with elected officials and other individuals to ensure that interim session work in 2016 will help protect each of you as farmers and ranchers. I wish you all a prosperous and happy new year!

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Nevada Farm Bureau Update

Farm Bureau welcomes new director of communications

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ariesa Bergin of Sandy, Utah has taken on the role of director of communications at Nevada Farm Bureau. Bergin previously worked as an executive assistant at Utah Farm Bureau Federation and recently made the move to Nevada to join the Farm Bureau team. Bergin graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s of Communication degree in spring of 2015. She is eager to jump on board and put her skills to worthy use by serving Nevada’s farming and ranching community. Upon leaving Utah, Bergin told her family that she had to keep the family’s roots in Nevada. Her mother went to Tonopah High School, and her grandfather, Richard Blakemore, was a key senator in drafting Nevada’s “Sagebrush Rebellion” bill passed in 1979.

Bergin will manage public relations for Nevada Farm Bureau and act as coordinator for the Nevada Women’s Leadership Committee and Young Farmers & Ranchers Program. You can contact Mariesa at mbergin@nvfb.org or by phone at 775-674-4000.

“Mariesa’s experience with another state Farm Bureau will be an invaluable asset to us as we all work to improve programs within our state and county Farm Bureaus,” said Executive Vice President Clay McCauley, “We are excited to have Mariesa’s fresh perspective on our team.”

NVFB president appoints new YF&R state committee

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evada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs appointed a new Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee during the 2015 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.

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“I am honored to serve Nevada Farm Bureau as the chairperson of the Young Farmers & Ranchers committee.” Mathews said. “Young agriculturists are critical to our organization’s future and the future of farming and ranching across the United States. I look forward to building this program and the resources for our younger membership in the coming year.”

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Andy Miller of Yerington, Kari Lyn Brough of Elko and Ashley Bunker of Logandale were also appointed to serve on the state YF&R committee. The YF&R Committee provides Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 the opportunity to network across all levels of the organization by promoting and preserving industry values, resolving challenges, growing through action and leading through service.

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Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Update California Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

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embers of Nevada Farm Bureau attended the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting during the joint convention in December. Nevada farmers, Colby and Ashley Frey and Anne and Dan Fagundes, offered tours of their winery/estate distillery and goat dairy on the first day of the event. On Monday, Dec. 7, members attended a general session, meals and breakout sessions. During the general session, President Hank Combs gave a greeting, sharing information about Nevada agriculture and discussing issues that the state’s farmers and ranchers face. Members also mingled with CFBF members at the trade show receptions and during the lunch and entertainment dinner. Thank you to California Farm Bureau for the great joint event.

President Combs addresses the delegation during the CFBF Annual Meeting.

Voting delegates develop policy during 2015 Annual Meeting

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n Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, Nevada Farm Bureau members met during the annual meeting to discuss policy. Led by President Hank Combs and Vice President Bevan Lister, voting delegates revised current policy and addressed new policy on a variety of issues. New policy adopted by the delegates addressed the commerce tax, genetic modification, drones, gun control, medical and recreational marijuana and higher education funding. In addition to adopting new policy, the delegates amended the by-laws to accommodate the changes to combined

billing in the coming year. A big thank to all of the delegates for attending the policy meetings and for helping to develop important policy for our state organization.

President Combs discusses the by-laws with delegates.

2015-2016 Board of Directors elected during annual meeting

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evada Farm Bureau Federation reelected James “Hank” Combs, a livestock producer from Clark County, as president of the organization during the 96th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Reno, Nev. on Dec. 9. Bevan Lister, a farmer from Lincoln County, was reelected as vice president.

Reelected to the Board of Directors were Carla Pomeroy from Churchill County as District 3 Area director, Cindy Hardy from Clark County as Women’s Leadership chair and Marlene Shier from Humboldt County as Women’s Leadership vice chair. The voting members also elected Jim Hardy from Clark County as District 1 Area director. President Combs appointed Dann Mathews from Lincoln County as the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee chair. Other members appointed to the committee included Andy Miller from Yerington, Kari Lyn Brough from Elko and Ashley Bunker from Logandale.

Members of the 2014-2015 board who had 100 percent attendance at meetings.

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Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Update

GBC Collegiate Farm Bureau receives Outstanding Service Award

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uring the Nevada Farm Bureau Awards Banquet, Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs presented the Outstanding Service Award to Great Basin College Collegiate Farm Bureau. The Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual or group who has offered outstanding service to the members of Nevada Farm Bureau. The first collegiate Farm Bureau chapter was created in Elko at Great Basin College. The club worked with the state and the local county Farm Bureau to educate university students about Farm Bureau and Nevada agriculture. GBC Collegiate Farm Bureau participated in Farm Bureau events like the legislative Ag day and this year’s discussion meet. They volunteered for the county Farm Bureau at their fair, barbecues and annual meeting. They worked diligently to promote Nevada Farm Bureau and to share their knowledge of the organization with other students.

From left to right: President Hank Combs, GBC Advisor Heather Steel, GBC President Jack Gibson, GBC VP Lachlan McQueary and Executive Vice President Clay McCauley.

Collegiate Farm Bureau for their award and thank the club for the hard work and dedication to the organization.

Nevada Farm Bureau would like to congratulate GBC

Members receive County Volunteer Awards of Excellence

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hree Nevada Farm Bureau members were awarded the County Volunteer Award of Excellence during the annual meeting. The award is given to members who go above and beyond as a volunteers in their counties. This year’s recipients were Fred Stodieck from Douglas County, Jamie Frayne from Elko County and Darrell Pursel from Lyon County.

Douglas County Volunteer of the Year Fred Stodieck (right) with President Woody Worthington.

“We rely greatly on the hard work of volunteers like those honored at our annual meeting,” said President Hank Combs. “We are very grateful for the dedication of these members and others who help make our Farm Bureau such a successful advocacy organization.” The award winners received a plaque and a $50 Farm Bureau Bank gift card for their efforts.

Elko County Volunteer of the Year Jamie Frayne (left) with President Jonathan Dahl.

Lyon County Volunteer of the Year Darrell Pursel (left) with Dennis Hellwinkel.

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AITC Volunteer Award awarded to Mary Lou Grumstrup

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he Nevada Agricultural Foundation awarded Mary Lou Grumstrup with the Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the Nevada Farm Bureau 96th Annual Meeting in Reno. The foundation executive director Sue Hoffman presented the award. “Each year as part of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation’s Excellence in Education Program, we honor an Agriculture in the Classroom volunteer who is dedicated to educating Nevada youth about agriculture,” Hoffman said. “Mary Lou spent countless years educating children about agriculture as an elementary school teacher and now dedicates herself to volunteering at Ag in the Classroom events in Fallon and other communities.” Grumstrup is a retired elementary school teacher and a member of the Churchill County Farm Bureau. Her life’s goal has been to teach children of all ages not only the 3 R’s but also about where their food and fiber comes from. In more than 20 years as a Nevada teacher, she often used agriculture in her everyday lesson plans. She has worked

as a liaison between Churchill County Farm Bureau and school officials on various agriculture education efforts. Grumstrup NAF Executive Director Sue Hoffman (left) presents the award to Mary Lou Grumstrup. also teaches children about corn at Ag Days held at elementary schools and fairs. Grumstrup received an award and a $1,000 stipend to be used for her Ag in the Classroom efforts. Visit http://nevadaagriculturalfoundation.org for more information about the Nevada Agricultural Foundation.

2015 Discussion Meet finalists results announced

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n Dec. 8 and 9, the NVFB Young Farmers & Ranchers committee hosted the 2015 Discussion Meet sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. Five YF&R members participated in the event from across the state.

During the event, the participants discussed a variety of agriculture topics in a committee meeting style. Competition topics included ag. technology, animal welfare, water issues, right-farm laws and policy development to combat federal overreach. All participants competed in two rounds, and the top four competed in the finals prior to the annual meeting policy session on Dec. 9.

From left to right, DM moderator Lacey Tom, Lachlan McQueary, Jack Gibson, Blane Merkley and Kaley Sproul.

prize sponsored by the YF&R state committee.

All participants received a YF&R t-shirt after the competition. Congratulations to all participants for their hard work. The top four individuals were Kaley Sproul (first), Jack Gibson (second), Lachlan McQueary (third) and Blane Merkley (fourth). Each of the finalists received a cash

The first place recipient Kaley Sproul will compete in the YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet at the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Mo. in February. Sproul is a senior at Great Basin College. She is also the executive director of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association.

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Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Update Six counties and the state reach quota in the 2014-2015 year

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evada Farm Bureau reached its American Farm Bureau and Nevada Farm Bureau membership goals this year with a total membership of 18,009 member families. This is the first time the state has reached quota since 2005. In addition, six states reached their quota goals: Churchill, Douglas, Humboldt, Lyon, Washoe and White Pine. Congratulations to the counties for making quota and to all of our members for helping us to reach this goal! From left to right: President Hank Combs, White Pine President Tom Baker, Washoe County President Louie Damonte, Lyon County President Darrell Pursel, Douglas County President Woody Worthington, Churchill County President Julie Wolf and Humboldt County President Martin Muratore.

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College students from around the state compete in the YF&R Discussion Meet.

Farm Bureau Bank President/CEO William Hileman addresses members during the FB Bank breakfast. COUNTRY Financial District 3 Director Jill Douglass gives an update during the COUNTRY Financial lunch.

Rod McKenzie (Central Nevada), Bill Hartman (Central), Suzanne Pursel (Lyon) and Martin and Wendy Muratore (Humboldt) visit during the social hour sponsored by Washoe County Farm Bureau.

Blane Merkley (Nevada FFA), Scott Laca (Churchill), Sam T Guazzini (Churchill), Dan Fagundes (Churchill), Kion Kashefi (Stanislaus), Mike Laca (Stanislaus) and Tessa Hubert (Nevada FFA) visit during the social hour.

Ashley Bunker (second to right) wins the WLC quilt raffle. Pictured with Bevan Lister (left), Marlene Shier and Cindy Hardy.

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County Corner Check out what’s happening around the state!

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ounty Corner is a section of the Agriculture & Livestock Journal that gives counties an opportunity to share their activities. Please email us your stories at nvfarmbureau@nvfb.org or call Mariesa at 775-674-4000.

constitution and quit putting band-aids on it.” A dessert auction was also held to raise money for the scholarship fund. The meeting ended with the election of the 20152016 board of directors. Great work White Pine County!

WHITE PINE COUNTY

White Pine County Annual Meeting

One members’ grandchild auctions off the dessert items at the meeting.

President Tom Baker runs the annual meeting.

White Pine County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting on Dec. 1 at Pioneer Palace in Ely. The event was well attended by more than 50 people. During the event, Jessica Fagundes, past director of communications, gave an update on the efforts of Nevada Farm Bureau in the last year, including their work on various lawsuits, development of a collegiate Farm Bureau and effort at the legislature.

Dr. Glenn Kimber addresses the crowd in Ely.

Guests also enjoyed a presentation from noted speaker and educator Dr. Glenn Kimber who discussed “How we heal the

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2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced Congratulations to all participants.

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ixty-two photos were submitted to the 2015 Nevada Farm Bureau Photo Contest sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Contest. Three winners were chosen for both the adult and youth divisions.

The winners will receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Some photographs will be featured as postcards and will be used in the 2015 Agriculture & Livestock Journal.

Categories for the contest were Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The Women’s Leadership Committee judged the contest and selected winning entries.

Check out the winning photos below. Thank you to all participants for your efforts!

“Rainbow”

“Last One There’s a Rotten Egg”

“Early Summer on the Ranch”

Janille Baker, Adult Third Place Travis Miller, Adult Second Place Shellie Christensen, Adult First Place

“Windmill Sunset”

“Water in Melon Form”

Taylar Pommerening, Youth Second Place

Rochelle Faulkner, Youth Third Place

“Fence”

Carissa Parsons, Youth First Place

Silent Auction Contributions Thank you for your donations!

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he 96th Annual Meeting Silent Auction raised more than $1,800 for our Young Farmers & Ranchers, Women’s Leadership Committee and Nevada Heritage Foundation. Thank you to all individuals who donated and purchased items. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada Working together to preserve the land By Brooke Lawton Nevada Farm Bureau Intern

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n the 1920s, Fred Baker came from Delta, Utah to Ely, Nev. to work as a ranch hand. In the 1950s, when he was ready to buy a ranch of his own, he leased one in Snake Valley. He eventually bought what is now Baker Ranch and ran it with the help of his son Dean. Over the years, Dean’s family grew and his sons now run Baker Ranch. Tom Baker grew up on his family’s operation in Ely. After high school, he left to attend college at the University of Wyoming where he received a degree in ag business. After graduation, Tom returned to the ranch where he has worked ever since. Baker Ranch is a third-generation cow-calf operation in Snake Valley. The Bakers have owned and operated Baker Ranches Inc. since the mid 1950s. Tom, along with his two brothers, raise and run cow-calf pairs on the desert in the winter and then bring them in on the irrigated pastures in the summer. The cows grow to be 800 to 900 pounds before they are sold. The Bakers farm and raise grains, forage and all of the feed for their feed yard. They also sell alfalfa hay to various farms in California and raise horse hay for markets in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. “Watching things grow and being able to see the results and the work that we do and being able to improve the farms and ranches is the best part about what I do.” Tom says his main part in the operation is the business and farming. He also serves at the White Pine County Farm Bureau president. “One of the most effective things I’ve done is being involved in Nevada Farm Bureau Federation and my brothers being involved in National Cattlemen’s Beef Association,” Tom says. “These organizations give us a bigger voice than we would have on our own.” Baker Ranch provides habitat for a vast array of animals. The ranch’s springs are home to frogs and fish, and migratory birds flock to the wet meadows each year. Hundreds of ducks and geese inhabit the Baker Ranch pond, and sandhill cranes, long-billed curlews and sage grouse can be spotted in the fields. Deer and pronghorn antelope can also be seen on the ranch. “What we’re doing isn’t just producing food and

Tom Baker (middle) and his family in White Pine County.

agricultural products; we’re also providing a good environment for the wildlife and taking care of the water and land resources,” Tom says. “Whether it’s creating watering spots for the cattle out on the deserts that all the wildlife use or just irrigating our meadows and basically creating habitat for the birds and the deer and the antelope.” In making the land agriculturally productive, farmers and ranchers can do a lot of good for the environment by taking care of the land and keeping it in good condition, Tom says. “One of the things we work hard on here is water conservation, with the idea that it’s a limited resource and that water is a limiting factor for anything that we do. If we can conserve water, we can farm more ground or raise more pasture.” Tom expressed the importance of everyone working together against the difficult circumstances of the drought to preserve the land for future generations. And he identified government regulation as the biggest challenge he faces in agriculture. As president of White Pine County Farm Bureau, he hopes to see more young producers become actively involved. “I hope to create an organization that is beneficial to farmers and ranchers in dealing with legislative and governmental issues and educates them on different ways of farming.”

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The Ag Agenda An honor serving agriculture By Bob Stallman President, American Farm Bureau Federation

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n January I’ll be passing the gavel to the new president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. It’s the final item on my agenda. As I look back on the last 16 years, I am proud of the hard work we’ve done to strengthen agriculture and make the voice of America’s farmers and ranchers heard. Staying Ahead of Issues Facing Ag Farmers and ranchers know how to get things done. We aren’t afraid of a challenge. Markets are up and down, weather turns unexpectedly. Yet farmers face these twists and turns with resilience. In that same spirit we began the work of honing our strategic focus here at AFBF when I started my first term. We switched to offense and brought the whole team to Washington, D.C., to get out in front of the issues facing agriculture. Today, Farm Bureau staff and members are on the front lines making sure our voices are heard and protecting the business of agriculture. When you run into a problem on the farm, you don’t wish it away: You find a solution and fix it. You don’t ignore a broken fence or stop irrigating dry land. Wishful thinking doesn’t get things done and it’s not good business. “Strategic” and “action” are familiar terms here at AFBF. We established a Strategic Action Team in D.C. not just to monitor key issues but to anticipate policy battles and find solutions. As a direct result of that effort, we are supporting our state Farm Bureaus like never before in their efforts to gain grassroots support for our national policy priorities. We are also using enhanced training and social media communications to empower farm and ranch families to advocate for their businesses and rural communities. Standing Stronger Together Together we’ve won a lot of victories by sharing our stories with lawmakers and the public. When the Department of Labor tried to stand in the way of families working together on their farms, we took action and showed that we can protect our kids while training them to run the family business. Likewise, when efforts were afoot in Congress in 2010 to unilaterally tax the fuel that powers American agriculture, we linked arms in the call: “Don’t Cap Our Future.”

Sometimes, getting things done means bringing new solutions to the table. That’s just what we did with farm bills in 2002, 2008 and 2014. Most recently, we worked with Congress to update the way risk on the farm is managed. New market-focused crop insurance programs brought the program into the new century while safeguarding farmers’ peace of mind. The success of U.S. agriculture is fueling industries in communities across the country. We’ve worked with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to open up trade around the world. And U.S agricultural exports are booming, bringing in $152 billion in 2014. With new trade agreements underway, we are poised for more growth still. Keeping up the Fight Our work is far from over. We continue to raise our voices in our call to Ditch The Rule, to inform lawmakers and the courts about the far-reaching impacts of EPA’s onerous Waters of the U.S. rule on productive farm and grazing land. It’s not just lawmakers who need to understand the importance of what we do on our farms and ranches, but also consumers who are being fed misinformation about agriculture. Toward that goal, I am proud of the roles that AFBF played in the formation of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and our long track record of support for the Center for Food Integrity - two efforts that help amplify our voice in national discussions about food issues. There have been a lot of changes since I was elected to serve as AFBF president back in 2000. I have no doubt that the new leader who takes up the gavel will have AFBF primed to capitalize on opportunities and address any challenges related to the prosperity of your farms and ranches, the quality of life you want for your families and the vitality of your rural communities. It’s truly been my honor to serve you and the agricultural industry we treasure.

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20 acres Horse/Cattle Pasture $5,000 annually, excellent location near Genoa and Minden. Surface water. Available now: 831-512-3225 10 Acres (Commercial Building) – Diamond Valley (For Lease or Sale) 7500 sq. ft. w/ 2 loading docks and large automatic 14 ft. door in Diamond Valley, large office 1,440 sq. ft.. Pad & hook-up for doublewide residence, 10 acres, fenced on 3 sides. Call 775-385-0030 or email lisamarshall278@gmail.com.

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Livestock Guardian Dogs Proven crosses, working parents. Puppies raised on sheep. Spanish Mastiffs, Pyrenean Mastiffs, Maremma/Anatolian crosses. Winnemucca. Brenda M. Negri 775-931-0038 www.lgdnevada.com

Equipment/ Vehicles

8” Irrigation Discharge Head 1 1/2” shaft. Call 775-224-3283 60 HP Miller Mill 1 60 HP Miller Mill. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923.

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Caravan Campershell For Dodge Ram 2009 & up. Double door, slider window, silver. Like new - $3,000. Call 775-225-2431 Drolet Classic EPA Wood Stove 3 years old. $400. Call 775-578-3536. Filson Calf Table 1 Filson Calf Table. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923. Freeman 330 3 Twine Baler Gas Engine, $5,000. Call 775-4275056 Freeman 330 Baler Parts and Case IH Windrower Parts New and Used. For parts list and prices, email Shabbor@aol.com. Call 775-265-3185. Holman Cattle Scale 1 Holman Cattle Scale, 60,000 lbs. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923. Links and Pipe 48 6” Links and 28 4” pipes. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923. Molasses Tanks 2 Molasses Tanks. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923. New Holland 1112 Swather 16 foot header. Good backup machine. $2000 OBO at Washoe Valley. Call 775-771-5510 or email jamessgreil@gmail.com. New Holland 116 Swather New Holland 116 pull type swather. $3000. 775-572-3337

125 HP Motors 1-US 125 hp motors, new re-wind: $8,200; 1-GE 125 hp motor, used: $5,500; Call 775-224-3283.

New Holland 1431 Swathers 2 New Holland 1431 pull type swathers for parts. Call 775-5783536.

8400 Hesston Swather 2,730 hours. Like new condition. 14’ header with all bearings replaced 500 hours ago. Comes with $3,000 of brand new parts in boxes. Can help with transportation of swather. $27,500 or best offer. Call 775-2243283.

New Holland 1051 Retriever New Holland 1051 Retriever on 78 International. Model 2554, DT 466 Diesel (10 speed). 145 inch C2A. New Batteries. 8 tube-type wheels and tires, 7 tubeless wheels, size 22.5. Used w/ 3X4 bales and small bales. Call Duane at home: 775-578-3547 or cell: 775-304-2537

10,000 Gallon Upright Gas Tank 1 10,000 Gallon Upright Gas Tank. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923. Butcher Boy Meat Saw 1 Butcher Boy Meat Saw. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923. Capri Camper Has hydraulic jacks, AC Unit, Shower and electric water heater. Asking $3,000. Call Clint: 775-225-4527

New Pipe and Wood Stall Fronts 2 New, Never Installed Fronts. Paid $1,500. Sell both for $750. Ask for Jim - 775-720-4634, 775-465-2936. Priefert Cattle Chute $1,500 or best offer. Call 775-7201627. Thurston Cattle Shoot 1 Thurston Cattle Shoot for sale. Call Joe Frade at 775-463-2923.

Feed

For Sale

Property

Alfalfa Hay For Sale 3x4 bales. Several grades: nice green-rain damaged feeder, 53-47 TDN & 18-17 Proteins. No weeds. Triticale Grain Hay available. Stacks located 80 miles East of Tonopah. elar200@gmail.com 775-863-0321

37 acres (House w/ water rights)Wellington 1846 sq. Ft., 2 bed 2 bath, recently remodeled w/ new windows/ flooring. Numerous out buildings, covered hay barn, corrals. $425,000. Call 775-465-2252 or 775-720-1388 or e-mail caroleobanion@gmail.com.

Other

Certified Appraiser Wes Wilson: Certified Livestock and Equipment Appraiser for banking, insurance and other needs. Serving Nevada and surrounding states for over 14 years. Call 435-632-9941.

Property

5 acres Agritourism Opportunity Washoe Valley 2047 sq. ft. custom cedar home. USDA certified organic u-pick apple orchard. Water rights, barn, shop, chicken pens, playhouse, greenhouse, garden area, seasonal stream, RV hookup & fully stocked gift shop. $685,000. 775-720-2904

315 acres -Central NV Alfalfa Farm Approx 315ac/240ac under 2 Zimmatic pivots. 2 100KW wind generators. 1620 sqft 3bd/2 bath, 484 sqft detatched garage, 2650 sqft shop, 248 sqft greenhouse. $1.1 million. 775-867-2995 or 775-217-1999 www.CandeeFarms.com

Equipment

Wanted

3 Point Weed Hog Preferably 4 ft.. cutting. 813-512-3225

25 acres (Ranch w/ surface water) – Near Genoa $1.5 million, 25 acres with rich soil, surface water, 2 wells and 3 houses. Near Lake Tahoe, Genoa, Minden, Douglas High School and Wally’s Hot Springs. 831-512-3225. 68 Acre Fallon Alfalfa Farm 53 water righted TCID. 1300SF, 2/1 remodeled house; 2/2 motel guest house. New roofs, windows & coverings, floor coverings (mostly), heaters, paint inside/out. Garage, corrals, hay barn, river/highway frontage. FSBO. $510,000 Firm. (530) 474-4609.

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Used Roterra Used Lely Roterra that is in working condition, or needs minimal work to be field ready. Cary 775-691-7655. cyamamoto@charter.net Windmill Working or easy fix windmill, with or without tower. And 20’/30’ nonleaker container. Call 775-557-2804.

Property

Pasture Wanted Pasture Wanted for 20-40 pair in Northern Nevada. 775-287-6978

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