Jan. 10th Weekly Newsletter

Nevada Farm Bureau Newsletter For Jan. 10, 2019


White Pine County Farm Bureau January 23 Meeting To Feature Shane Krauser

The White Pine County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting in Ely, NV on Wednesday, January 23, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting will feature as a special guest speaker, Shane Krauser, who is the director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education.

Krauser is also a former nationally-syndicated radio talk show host, an adjunct professor of constitutional law, an NRA firearms instructor, and an experienced trial attorney. He is an entrepreneur who is involved in a number of ventures that are designed to bring about more economic, political, and spiritual liberty. He is the author of “Your Nation to Save” and “What is Freedom? Is It For you?” and is a widely sought-after speaker throughout the United States.

The White Pine County annual meeting will be held in the Prospector Hotel, Ely and Margarita’s will be serving the meal. Guest and members are invited to bring their favorite desert to be included in the auction that will take place during the meeting activities with the proceeds from the auction going to fund portions of the White Pine County Farm Bureau scholarship program.

RSVP follow-up is encouraged with contacts welcome by emailing Gracyne Backus at gracynebackus@msn.com.


Farm Bureau Members – Your Opportunity For Input On Clean Water Regulations

Farm Bureau is actively promoting the input of Farm Bureau members for the newest rewrite of federal water regulations. This opportunity is easy to use, simply Click Here to connect with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s advocacy system which allows for an easy to use platform for giving your input.

Arizona Farm Bureau President Stefanie Smallhouse recently had her thoughts published regarding the newly proposed federal water regulations. These thoughts might also be of assistance to you in formulating ideas for building your comments…


American Farm Bureau Federation Offers Report On Accomplishments Of 2018

Looking back at the progress and achievements of the just concluded year, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has prepared this on-line booklet of 15 pages of accomplishments. As this booklet is being reviewed and considered, it is important that the steps for getting these things done included engaged Farm Bureau members who sent emails to their elected representatives…made phone calls or had personal face-to-face meetings. Farm Bureau’s work is carried out through activated volunteers as well as professional staff members. Whether it is work that needs to be carried out in Washington, D.C. – Carson City – or in your local community…we hope that you’ll be busy this coming year in making things happen and sounding off for things that need to be kept from happening…



Updated Contact Information For Nevada’s Congressional Delegation

Last week’s newsletter included the information that we had available for connections with those who represent Nevada in Washington, D.C. This list is the most current and updated contact information: (We’re also including the home pages for those we have information for…these sites frequently provide the most direct system for contacting the member of Congress.)

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

204 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510



U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen

G12 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510



U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus – District 1

2464 Rayburn Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515



U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei – District 2

332 Cannon Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515



U.S. Congresswoman Susie Lee – District 3

413 Cannon Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515



U.S. Congressman Steve Horsford – District 4

313 Cannon Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515




Nevada Legislative Actions Around The Corner

As a preliminary to the 2019 Nevada Legislature, which begins on February 4, the Legislative Commission’s Budget Subcommittee will begin the work of grinding through Nevada budget on Tuesday, January 22 in Carson City.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, who was sworn in as the state’s 30 Governor on January 7, will deliver his “State of the State Address” from the Nevada Assembly Chambers at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16.




Farm Bureau Annual Meetings – Setting The Course For Organizational Actions

As this week’s newsletter is being distributed, 25 Nevada Farm Bureau members and leaders are traveling to New Orleans to participate in the 2019 – Centennial – American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting. The first such AFBF annual meeting that was held, November 12 and 13, 1919 in the Red Room of the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago didn’t have any delegates representing Nevada Farm Bureau – as was reported last week, Nevada didn’t join the

AFBF until 1920. This year the Nevada Farm Bureau will have two delegates participating in the voting delegate body and finalizing the organization’s policy for the coming year.

In December of 1920, AFBF held their meeting in Indianapolis and according to author O.M. Kile in his account “The Farm Bureau Through Three Decades”…

“A comprehensive program of work was adopted by the delegates. It was a rather remarkable document of thirty paragraphs and covered most of the legislative, economic and organizational subjects that would come to the fore in the following two or three years.”

Over the past 100 years, the AFBF Policy Book has grown, along with the range of the areas for organizational involvement. On the other hand, the policy is still set by farmers and ranchers and is based on a national representation of all geographic areas and commodity types.

On January 3, 2019, the Elko County Farm Bureau held their annual meeting at the Williams Gun Museum and about 40 members participated in the evening’s activities.

One of the earliest records of county Farm Bureau annual meetings we have at the Sparks Farm Bureau office is from Elko County. This set of meeting minutes is dated November 11, 1921 and was called to order by President E.C. Riddell. That year’s annual meeting in Elko county was a two-day event. Their 21 county Farm Bureau voting delegates conducted the business on the second day. The delegates were representatives of the various community centers from around the county (Ruby Valley, Lamoille, Lee, North Fork, Star Valley, Tuscarora, Midas, Metropolis and Elko).

The issues of the day, based on the accounts of the 1921 Elko County Farm Bureau meeting minutes included rodent poisoning and efforts to improve the quality of dairy stock. Eradication of Tuberculosis was another topic of priority. There was also attention given to the idea of “securing a better breed of swine.”

Based on some coordination of accounts from records of County Farm Bureau Board minutes, Nevada State Farm Bureau, held their first official annual meeting in Reno in 1922.

The earliest records (Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Minutes) that have surfaced so far go back to January 25 - 29, 1926 – the “Seventh Annual Meeting,” held at the Court House in Las Vegas, NV…

J.D. Yeager of Lyon County was President of the Nevada State Farm Bureau, who presided at the 1926 Annual Meeting. Yeager served as the State Farm Bureau President from 1925 to 1934.

Over the course of their 1926 Annual Meeting, Farm Bureau members had the opportunity to hear from Nevada Governor James Scrugham, who according to the meeting minutes for Thursday, January 29, 1926 “gave assurance that Nevada is on a very sound financial basis.” The meeting minutes continue with notes that the Governor’s speech also covered the “good roads that have been established all over the state and of the good schools.” He also discussed the “range problem and the water situation.”


Are You Looking To Connect With Someone To Shoot Your Ground Squirrels?

Nevada Farm Bureau has been contacted by someone who has been shooting squirrels and is looking for connections to shoot yours. His name is Wes Price and he can be reached by email at price.wes1@gmail.com or by phone at (530) 742-8307. He is connected to a small group of “old guys that love to shoot those pesky critters.” This group is dedicated to safety and respect of property. Contact Wes to make whatever your desired arrangements might be.


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