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Nevada Farm Bureau®

Volume 67, Number 11 November 2015

Agriculture & Livestock


Grouse listing prevention small win for western states

County Annual Meetings • Helping out for Halloween • 2015 Annual Meeting Registration

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Farm Bureau Perspectives - James “Hank” Combs Grouse listing prevention small win for western states Nevada Farm Bureau Update County Corner Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada Helping out for Halloween 2015 Annual Meeting Registration 2015 USPS Mail Statement Contact Your Local COUNTRY Financial Agency The Ag Agenda - Bob Stallman Local Efforts Protect Species and Respect Landowners Classified Ads

About the Front Cover The front cover photo* was taken in Lamoille, Nev. by photographer Ashley Olsen. Olsen is the owner of Perfect Moments Photography in Reno, Nev. She is a Nevada native and daughter of Churchill County dairyman Neil Olsen. To view more of Olsen’s work, visit *Photo was cropped for cover.

Meeting & Event Calendar

Nov. 3: Douglas County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, 5 p.m. JT Basque Bar & Dining Room, Gardnerville. Details: Woody Worthington, 775-230-1402 Nov. 5: Lincoln County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, 7 p.m. Panaca Fire Hall, Panaca. Details: Paul Mathews, Nov. 10: Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Details: Nov. 11: Clark County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., OLSHACS, 3011 N. Moapa Valley Blvd., Logandale. RSVP: Cindy Hardy: 775-375-8124 (call or text) Nov. 12: Washoe County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, 6 p.m. Twisted Fork, Reno. RSVP: Audrey Damonte, 775-851-0220 by Nov. 9 Nov. 19: State Resolutions Meeting, NVFB State Office, Sparks Details: Clay McCauley, 775-674-4000 Dec. 6-9: NVFB and CFBF Joint Annual Meeting, Peppermill Resort Hotel Details: If you would like to include a meeting or event on the calendar, please contact Jessica at

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“The Agriculture & Livestock Journal” (ISSN 0899-8434) (USPS 377-280) 2165 Green Vista Dr. Suite 205 Sparks, NV 89431 Phone: (775) 674-4000 Fax: (775) 674-4004 Publisher: Nevada Farm Bureau Federation Editor: Jessica Fagundes The Nevada Farm Bureau Agriculture & Livestock Journal is published monthly by the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation. Subscriptions are available to Nevada Farm Bureau members at an annual subscription price of $1, which is included in yearly dues. Periodical postage is paid at Reno, NV and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Nevada Farm Bureau Agriculture & Livestock Journal, 2165 Green Vista Drive, Suite 205, Sparks, NV 89431

Officers President James “Hank” Combs, Vice President Bevan Lister, Women’s Leadership Chair Cindy Hardy, District 1 Director Jamie Perkins, District 2 Director Craig Shier, District 3 Director Carla Pomeroy, Executive Vice President Clay McCauley,

Board of Directors Central County Joyce Hartman, Churchill County Julie Wolf, Clark County Jim Hardy, Douglas County Woody Worthington, Elko County Jonathan Dahl, Humboldt County Martin Muratore, Lander County Paul Young, Lincoln County Paul Mathews, Lyon County Darrell Pursel, Washoe County Louis Damonte Jr., White Pine Tom Baker, YF&R Chair Anna-Lisa Laca,

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Farm Bureau Perspectives Grouse listing prevention small win for western states By James “Hank” Combs President, Nevada Farm Bureau


n the end of September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that a listing of the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act was not warranted. While this was a win for the western states, that same announcement included a Record of Decision finalizing new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land use plans for the greater sage grouse.

of the management areas.

The agencies claimed that the plan amendments would not impact industries, including agriculture. However, one look at them reveals otherwise. The plans put additional restrictions on more than 16 million acres in the state and could potentially shut down Nevada’s ranching industry. In this month’s column, I would like to look at these plans and the negative impacts they could have on our state’s agriculturists. In ten western states including Nevada, the plan withdraws more than 10 million acres of federal land from public use. In Nevada alone, mineral exploration and development is barred on nearly three million acres. Additionally, the plan may result in significant restrictions on livestock grazing, resource development and public access on more than 16 million acres of public land in Nevada. Extra focus will be placed on Priority Habitat Management Areas (PHMAs) in the state (5,348,300 acres) and more specifically on Sagebrush Focal Areas (SFAs) (3,364,000 acres), which are within the PHMAs. See the continued story on page 8 for a map

The BLM tells us that SFAs are specific areas in Priority Habitat with high breeding population densities of sage grouse and existing high quality sagebrush. These areas are considered high priority. This means heavy restrictions will be put on industries using the land, including agriculture, mining and tourism. A large focus will also be placed on the other two million acres of Priority Habitat, and all general and other habitat management areas will be monitored and subject to restrictions. Wildfire, invasive species and conifer invasion are the top three threats to the greater sage grouse. And while they are addressed in the plan amendments, restrictions on other activities, including grazing, are counter-productive to the efforts to reduce the top three threats. The adopted land use plan amendment creates stipulations for land management that are unattainable and automatically closes allotments that do not meet these unrealistic standards. Restrictions on the ranching industry could affect timing of range improvements, reduce livestock numbers on federal lands, eliminate or reduce actively permitted grazing allotments or impact the ability to renew future livestock permits. The plans could prevent livestock from grazing within a fourmile radius of active and pending sage-grouse leks from March 1 to June 30, and they could eliminate all grazing from May 15 to Sept. 15 in

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riparian areas and wet meadows. Enforcement of restrictions will be based on environmental assessments and environmental impact statements for specific areas of Nevada. This is a scary thought. Just last year, an entire allotment in Lander County was shut down due to an out-of-date drought environmental assessment. Out-dated assessments could put ranchers around the state in danger of unnecessary restrictions. These plans rely too heavily on federal agencies, which have not shown that they can manage the land appropriately. Take for example their failure to manage land over the last 70 years and their mismanagement of wild horse and burro populations across the western United States. By eliminating a multi-use concept in which other industries besides government help conserve the land, the focal areas and priority habitat will become exclusion areas. This could decrease habitat restoration abilities by all industries and could increase the fuel load and intensity of wildfires in those habitats. Concerns about the plan amendments came from many groups, including the Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Council. In their complaint filed with the Department of Interior (DOI), they stated the plan looked nothing like their proposed Nevada Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Plan. In addition, they protested the plan’s Continued on page 8

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Nevada Farm Bureau attends CABNR Field Day


xecutive Vice President Clay McCauley and Director of Communications Jessica Fagundes attended the 2015 CABNR Field Day on Sept. 26, 2015 at the Valley Road Greenhouse Facility in Reno. The event offered a variety of informational and interactive booths for families in an effort to educate people about agriculture and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. Nevada Farm Bureau passed out brochures, Farm Fact booklets and balloons to attendees. Other organizations in attendance included NRCS, Urban Roots, Nevada Agricultural Foundation, Nevada FFA, UNCE and Nevada 4-H.

Jessica Fagundes (left) and Clay McCauley at the Nevada Farm Bureau booth.

AFBF Annual Meeting registration to open Oct. 1


oin your fellow ag professionals and attend the 2016 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention co-located with the IDEAg Trade Show in Orlando, Florida! Farm Bureau members and non-members alike are welcome to be a part of our nation’s largest general ag organization. Come conduct business on the trade show floor, expand your knowledge at educational workshops, vote on up-and-coming businesses trying to achieve the American dream, network with your peers and deepen your love for agriculture. Interested in attending the 2016 AFBF Annual Meeting? Visit to register, secure your hotel room and find agendas and other information.

Nevada Farm Bureau has a block of rooms at the Hilton Orlando Hotel. Contact Clay McCauley, 1-800-992-1106, if you have additional questions or concerns.

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Silent auction items needed for the 2015 NVFB Annual Meeting


ur Annual Meeting is fast approaching on Dec. 6 through Dec. 9 in Reno. One of the great fundraisers at the event is the silent auction, benefiting our Young Farmers & Ranchers Program, Women’s Leadership Committee and Nevada Heritage Foundation. We are requesting that all counties collect silent auction items to bring to the annual meeting. Silent auction gifts

can range from gift certificates to merchandise. We are looking to collect as many items as possible to help raise funds for the three great programs. We would appreciate any items you can bring. If you would like to receive a letter to help solicit businesses, please email Jessica at Thank you in advance for your help!

NDA to demonstrate online brand renewal at Annual Meeting


evada Department of Agriculture will demonstrate their new online brand renewal system at the 2015 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Reno. Nevada livestock owners can now pay for their brand registration renewal online with a credit card or eCheck. Registered brand certificates can be printed from the website upon renewal. This new feature became available in September 2015. “Offering online services such as brand renewal allows us to pass the financial savings on to our customers and help keep those fees down,” Jim Barbee, director of the NDA said. “And it’s easy! I just renewed my brand online and it only took me a minute or two.”

Hands-on tutorials will be available at the NDA booth at the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Convention on Nov. 12 through Nov. 14 in Winnemucca and at the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting on Dec. 6 through Dec. 9 in Reno. Livestock owners can renew brands online now at For more information, please contact nvbrands@agri. or (775) 738-8076. Per Nevada Revised Statute 564.120, all Nevada livestock brands must be re-recorded at the end of each four-year period. Invoices have been issued, and all brands not renewed by Dec. 31, 2015 will expire and will be lost to record on Jan. 1, 2017.

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


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 or call Jessica at 775-674-4000.


Churchill County Annual Meeting

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President Julie Wolf leads the annual meeting in Fallon.

Attendees discuss policy during the Central Nevada County Annual Meeting.


entral Nevada County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting Oct. 9 at the home of Bill and Joyce Hartman with 20 attendees. Esmeralda County Commissioner Ralph Keyes and Executive Vice President Clay McCauley were guest speakers. During the event, the group discussed policy and the upcoming NVFB and AFBF annual meetings, and an election of officers was held. Carl Newberry retired from Farm Bureau, Joyce Hartman was elected president, Mary Jane Zakas was elected vice president and Marion Munekiyo was reelected secretary/ treasurer. What a great event!

Churchill County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting and dinner on Oct. 12 at the Churchill County Museum. More than 30 people were in attendance. Executive VP Clay McCauley and Director of Communications Jessica Fagundes gave an update on the upcoming annual meetings, priority issues the state was involved in and discussed the importance of developing policy for high priority issues. The current board was reelected and a new treasurer, Patty Julian, took office. What a wonderful event in Churchill County!

Members visit during the Churchill County Annual Meeting.


Scarselli Elementary School Ag Day

Members discuss policy resolutions in Central Nevada County.

Douglas County Farm Bureau hosted its yearly Ag Day at Scarselli Elementary School on Oct. 9. Four hundred

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thirty students learned about agriculture during the day at numerous stations.

attended by more than 40 people. Senator Pete Goicoechea, Assemblyman John Ellison and Elko County Commissioner Demar Dahl addressed the group during the event. Member Cliff Gardner discussed federal jurisdiction within Nevada. Executive Vice President Clay McCauley gave an update for Nevada Farm Bureau including information about the past year’s legislative session, the AFBF Annual Meeting and pressing topics for policy discussion. What a great event for all who attended!


A FFA student discusses beef cattle with kids.

Lyon County Annual Meeting

Students enjoyed a variety of booths, featuring subjects like weeds, cows, sheep, rabbits, chickens, tractors, goats and more. Many volunteers from the community and 35 Carson Valley FFA members helped with the event. Great work Douglas County!

State Water Engineer Jason King addresses members at the Annual Meeting.

A presenter discusses hay baling with students.


Elko County Annual Meeting

Lyon County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting on Oct. 15 at Guiseppe’s Restaurant in Yerington. The event was well attended by more than 35 people. Special guest speakers included Jason King, state water engineer, and Lyon County Commissioner Don Alt. Executive Vice President Clay McCauley discussed the legislative session, the Farm Bureau’s legal efforts and the AFBF annual meeting. Director of Communications Jessica Fagundes gave an update on the Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. The slate of board members was elected, adding both YF&R chairs. In addition, several policy resolutions were adopted. What a nice event!


County Commissioner Demar Dahl gives the members an update.

Elko County held their annual meeting on Oct. 13 at The Star Restaurant in Elko. The event was well

White Pine County Farm Bureau hosted its Farm Field Day at the Marty Plasket Farm on Oct. 7. Families were educated about irrigation bubblers and other improvements of irrigation methods at the field day. A dinner hosted by White Pine County Farm Bureau followed the informative and fun event. Great job White Pine County!

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Farm Bureau Perspectives (Continued)

Grouse listing prevention small win for western states By James “Hank” Combs President, Nevada Farm Bureau Continued from page 3 one-size-fits-all restrictions to grazing and requested that restrictions be determined instead on a case-bycase basis while working with the individual ranchers. Immediately following the announcement of the plan amendments, Elko County, Eureka County and two mining exploration companies filed a lawsuit against the DOI and the USFS to prevent them from implementing the new restrictions on mining, energy development and grazing under the sage grouse plan. This past month, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt and Churchill, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Pershing, Washoe and White Pine County joined the lawsuit. We support the action taken by these groups and will keep you posted as the suit develops. The suit is also supported by community leaders and associations, including Senator James Settelmeyer, Senator Pete Goicoechea, Senator Don Gustavson, Assemblyman John Ellison, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, Assemblyman Ira Hansen, County Commissioners, the Nevada Association of Counties, the National Federation of Independent Business/ Nevada, the Nevada Petroleum Marketers Association, the Western Exploration, LLC, the Nevada Cattleman’s Association and the Ninety-Six Ranch. Although Nevada Farm Bureau is not part of the lawsuit, we have policy to guide our efforts in this situation. Nevada Farm Bureau policy supports local and state efforts to

protect sage grouse and to provide incentive-oriented programs to involve private property owners in conservation efforts. Policy 232 states, “NVFB supports the state of Nevada Greater Sage-Grouse (Hen) Conservation Plan and its unaltered contents as the preferred alternative to an environmental impact statement and plan for bird conservation, including and not limited to litigation if needed.” Policy 231 states, “We recognize the potential management of livestock for contribution to the intrinsic values of thriving habitats for the sage grouse and livestock. We also recognize the inherent value of diverse economic basis and the access to resources necessary for different economic entities to survive.” November 2015 | Page 8 |

Our concern remains the same as it did before the announcement of the listing prevention: heavily restrictive, hands-off plans will result in the death of industry in Nevada and a steep decline in sage grouse numbers. The federal government does not have the manpower or money to ensure that the biggest threats to the bird are eliminated, and their current plans will not solve the problem as they restrict industries instead of working with them. We know that state and local efforts are the only solution to ensuring the bird and our state’s economy thrive. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing everyone at our annual meeting in December!

Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada Helping out for Halloween By Brooke Lawton, Nevada Farm Bureau Intern


even years ago, Lyon County Farm Bureau member Dave Giorgi grew frustrated by the price of supermarket pumpkins. “I would see moms go into the store and buy their kids a $4 pumpkin, and that money could have been spent on something good for them to eat,” Dave says. That’s when he got the idea to grow pumpkins of his own that he could donate to kids in the community. Dave took his idea to Bill Chounet, owner and agronomist at Silverado Farm Supply, who then donated pumpkin seeds, sprays and fertilizers to Dave to start his project.

From L-R, Rhonda, Dave and Michael Giorgi in their pumpkin patch. Photo Credit: Dennis Hellwinkel

Each year, the Giorgi family donates 600 to 700 pumpkins to Silverado Farm Supply. The pumpkins are placed on a wagon in front of the store in Yerington for children to take home. “I just wanted to do something good for the community,” Dave says. Dave and his son Michael grow a variety of pumpkins, including Ogden pumpkins and Jack O’Lantern pumpkins. Some pumpkins grow as large as 500 to 1,000 pounds. The pumpkins are planted around April and May and are ready to be picked anywhere between September and October. In addition to the wagon full of pumpkins in front of Silverado Farm Supply, Dave and Michael have a free pumpkin patch on their farm where all families are welcome to come and pick pumpkins. “There’s nothing better than seeing little kids running around a pumpkin patch, trying to get the best shaped one,” Dave says.

They grow alfalfa, wheat and barley on their farm and on 270 leased acres, called the Fox Ranch. The wheat is chopped and used for silage for their custom cattle feeding business. They also lease out 20 to 60 acres of land to a farmer in the valley who grows garlic. In the past, Dave served as an area director for Nevada Farm Bureau and as the president of Lyon County Farm Bureau for several years. He currently sits on the Lyon County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Michael recently graduated with an associate of science degree and returned home to help his father on the farm. He became co-chair of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program in Lyon County in September 2015 and was elected to the county board of directors last month. He plans to return to school, part-time, in January to become a high school math and science teacher.

They also have a “Guess the Weight” contest for the larger pumpkins that are grown, and the winner receives a $50 gift certificate.

Dave and Michael want continue to give back to the community by growing and donating pumpkins for the kids for years to come.

Dave and Michael are third and fourth generation farmers. The Giorgi family has owned their 440-acre ranch for 24 years.

“It’s just for the kids, that’s really all it’s about,” Michael says.

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96TH NEVADA FARM BUREAU ANNUAL MEETING December 6-9 • Peppermill Resort Spa Casino • Reno, Nevada 2015 Annual Meeting Schedule (TENTATIVE) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

SUNDAY, DEC. 6 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CFBF Ag Tours* 2:30 p.m. CFBF Discussion Meet Finals 4 p.m. CFBF Trade Show 5 p.m. CFBF Trade Show Reception*

• 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Women’s Leadership Committee Meeting • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: CFBF Hosted Reception in Tradeshow • 6:30 p.m. to end: CFBF Dinner *

MONDAY, DEC. 7 7:30 a.m. CFBF Registration Opens 8:30 a.m. - Noon CFBF General Session 10 - 10:30 a.m. CFBF Coffee Break Noon - 2 p.m. CFBF Luncheon* 12:30 p.m. CFBF Tradeshow Opens 1:15 p.m. CFBF Tradeshow Ice Cream Blast 1 - 5 p.m. NVFB Annual Meeting Registration 1 - 2 p.m. CFBF Breakout Session 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. CFBF Breakout Sessions 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CFBF Breakout Sessions 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Nevada Heritage Foundation Meeting

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TUESDAY, DEC. 8 (NVFB ACTIVITIES) 7 a.m. Trade Show/Silent Auction Set-Up 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration 7 - 8 a.m. Young Farmers & Ranchers and Women’s Leadership Committee Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Trade Show Opens 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. General Session 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1: Farmer/Rancher Assistance Programs 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. YF&R Discussion Meet Prep Meeting 11 - 11:45 a.m. YF&R Discussion Meet Noon - 1:30 p.m. COUNTRY Financial Luncheon: Farmer Veteran Dan Hromas

• 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. YF&R Discussion Meet • 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2: Advocacy Training (AFBF Johnna Miller) • 3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Food & Beverage Break • 3:45 - 5 p.m. Open Resolutions Session • 5 - 5:20 p.m. County Caucus • 5:20 - 5:45 p.m. Nomination Committee • 6 - 7 p.m. Social Hour • 7 - 9 p.m. Annual Banquet • • • • •

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 8 - 8:30 a.m. Elections 8:30 - 9 a.m. Discussion Meet Finals 9 - 12:30 p.m. Voting Delegate Session 10 a.m. Food and Beverage Break Immediately following Delegate Session - State Board of Directors Reorganization Meeting

*An additional cost is associated with this event.

Farmer veteran Dan Hromas to give COUNTRY Financial keynote


evada Farm Bureau Federation is excited to announce Nebraska farmer veteran Dan Hromas as the keynote speaker for the 96th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Reno, Nev. Hromas will speak Dec. 8 at noon during the annual meeting luncheon sponsored by COUNTRY Financial at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Hromas is a disabled military veteran who shares his story to let his fellow veterans know that they can find purpose in life after the military, whether it be in agriculture or another field. His last deployment was to Iraq in 2006 to 2007. He started Prairie Pride Poultry in 2013 with a mission to provide healthy, farm fresh eggs to consumers. Prairie Pride Poultry is situated on fifteen acres of pasture southwest of Grand Island, Neb. Hromas is an active member of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, Buy Fresh Buy Local and the Farmer Veteran Coalition. The 96th Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 6 through Dec. 9 in Reno, Nev. at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in conjunction with the California

Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Conference activities will include an agriculture tour, two tradeshows, breakout sessions from California Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau Federation and Farm Service Agency, the YF&R Discussion Meet, policy development and meals. During the annual meeting reception on Dec. 8, Hromas will be available for a meet and greet with conference attendees. Interested individuals can register for the annual meeting at or by credit card over the phone at 1-800-992-1106. Early Bird Registration is $100 until Nov. 17, and regular registration is $120 until Dec. 1. For more information, see page 10 and 11.

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96TH NEVADA FARM BUREAU ANNUAL MEETING December 6-9 • Peppermill Resort Spa Casino • Reno, Nevada Only individual and spouse/guest registration is accepted on each form. To register multiple people from different families, complete a separate form for each person and guest.


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Attendee: ___________________________________ _______________________ _____________________ Name Email Phone 1. Will you be attending the Young Farmers & Ranchers/Women’s Leadership Breakfast? YES NO 2. Will you be participating in the YF&R Discussion Meet? YES NO 3. Will you be attending California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting activities? (See schedule on Page 10) YES NO Spouse/Guest: ________________________________ _______________________ ____________________ Name Email Phone 1. Will you be attending the Young Farmers & Ranchers/Women’s Leadership Breakfast? YES NO 2. Will you be participating in the YF&R Discussion Meet? 3. Will you be attending California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting activities? (See schedule on Page 10)



REGISTRATION INFORMATION Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting (Admittance to luncheon, reception, banquet and other conference events.) Cost Early Bird Registration by Nov. 17 $100 Regular Registration by Dec. 1 $120 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Child Registration (Children ages 6 to 15; under 6 are free. Includes all meals

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Early Bird Registration by Nov. 17 Regular Registration by Dec. 1 COUNTRY Financial Luncheon Additional Tickets (For additional guests for the Dec. 8 NVFB luncheon) Additional NVFB Banquet Tickets (For additional guests for the Dec. 8 banquet during the annual meeting.) California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Activities (Occur Dec. 6 -7 prior to the Annual Meeting; Register below) CFBF Ag Tours on Sunday, Dec. 6 (Register by Nov. 5) Tradeshow Reception on Sunday, Dec. 6 (Register by Dec. 1) Children are FREE CFBF Adult Luncheon Ticket on Monday, Dec. 7 (Register by Dec. 1) CFBF Child Luncheon Ticket on Monday, Dec. 7 (Register by Dec. 1) CFBF Adult Dinner Ticket on Monday, Dec. 7 (Register by Dec. 1) CFBF Child Dinner Ticket on Monday, Dec. 7 (Register by Dec. 1) Total Payment (Please calculate the total cost of your registration based on your selections.)

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Payment by Cash or Check: Please send completed registration forms along with cash or check to Nevada Farm Bureau, 2165 Green Vista Drive, Ste. 205, Sparks, NV 89431. Make checks payable to Nevada Farm Bureau Federation. Payment by Credit Card: Credit card payments taken only through the online registration form at or by phone at 800-992-1106.


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The Ag Agenda Local Efforts Protect Species and Respect Landowners By Bob Stallman President, American Farm Bureau Federation


e recently sponsored a poll concerning the Endangered Species Act, and it opened our eyes. As it turns out, farmers and ranchers aren’t alone in thinking there’s something not quite right with the Endangered Species Act. More than 60 percent of Americans told pollsters they, too, think it needs an overhaul. And they’re right. With a recovery rate of less than 2 percent, the ESA has failed to achieve its primary goal of recovering at-risk species.

It’s time for the federal government to give credit where it’s due and reward the hard work private businesses and landowners are putting into conservation efforts.

There are many things we can do to make environmental policy better, but local control is near the top of the list. Americans trust local and state government to protect the environment far more than they trust Washington to get the job done.

These state plans work because they are created by officials and business owners who know the local landscape far better than any federal agency does. And while federal plans and listings burden landowners with costly permits and red tape, state-led plans actually create incentives for landowners to enhance habitats on their land.

Right now, farmers and ranchers across the country are working with local groups and officials to prove it is possible to protect species and respect property owners at the same time. And here again, most people agree with us. In the poll, conducted for AFBF by Morning Consult, only 31 percent of those surveyed actually think the federal government should be taking the lead in recovery efforts. Why? Because state and local wildlife management programs are getting results that the feds haven’t. Most recently, the greater sage grouse and the Sonoran desert tortoise were spared from ESA listings thanks to the efforts of farmers and ranchers, landowners, and state wildlife agencies across the West. They saved these at-risk animals, and they did it without sacrificing their local businesses and economies. So instead of stepping in where others are getting the job done, 69 percent of Americans think the federal government should offer resources to third parties to boost these efforts.

The outdated ESA stands in the way of greater success. Fixing it means focusing on what actually works instead of piling on more permitting requirements that hurt business but do nothing to protect wildlife. Today, landowners face wrong-headed restrictions that actually discourage creating habitat for endangered species lest the simple presence of protected wildlife means they can no longer use part or all of their own land. Neither farmers, ranchers, businesses nor anyone else should face extinction themselves for stepping up to protect local wildlife. Real recovery is possible, but not without a commonsense, science-based approach to preserving wildlife and protecting private property rights. The ESA should be modernized, and Congress must take the lead.

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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 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


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Belted Galloway Yearling Heifers 5 heifers. $1,500 each. Call 775-8822027. Bluetick, Redbone Cross Hounds Two male, one female Bluetick, Redbone cross Hounds for sale. One male has papers. Price negotiable. 775-293-4463 day only 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

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3 Point Cultivator 14 ft. wide, S-tine with gauge wheels, extra s-tines. Great shape. $1,300. 775-771-9612 8” Irrigation Discharge Head 1 1/2” shaft. Call 775-224-3283 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 2008 Mahindra Tractor Model 4510C. 829 hrs. Pallet forks, box scraper & front end loader. Enclosed cab. AC/Heat, Radio w/ cassett player. One owner. $18,500. Good tires. Have equipment manual. Call: 775-463-3430 or 775-781-5040

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Capri Camper Has hydraulic jacks, AC Unit, Shower and electric water heater. Asking $3,000. Call Clint: 775-225-4527 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. 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 Call 775-265-3185 New Holland 1112 Swather 16-foot header. Good backup machine. $3000 OBO at Washoe Valley. Call 775-888-9877 or e-mail New Holland 116 Swather New Holland 116 pull type swather. $3000. 775-572-3337 New Holland 1431 Swathers 2 New Holland 1431 pull type swathers for parts. Call 775-5783536. 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.


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. 775-863-0321


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.


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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


3 Point Weed Hog Preferably 4 ft.. cutting. 813-512-3225 Used Roterra Used Lely Roterra that is in working condition, or needs minimal work to be field ready. Cary 775-691-7655. Windmill Working or easy fix windmill, with or without tower. And 20’/30’ nonleaker container. Call 775-557-2804.

10 Acres (Commercial Building) – Diamond Valley 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


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

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. 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 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

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