Newsletter for February 8, 2019

Newsletter for February 8, 2019

Sorry That We Missed Last Week’s Newsletter…

We are sorry that last week’s schedule of activities worked against the ability to get a newsletter written. While we were “away” we were tied up with the 2019 Nevada Water Resources Association conference. Along with brushing up on Nevada water law, we had the opportunity to interact with those interested in several critical issues. We also had the chance to hear from the newly appointed Acting State Engineer, Tim Wilson and also the Director for the Nevada Department of Conservation, Bradley Crowell.

Heading into the 2018 Nevada Legislature, water will be one of the most important subjects we will be dealing with and protecting the foundation of Nevada water law (prior appropriation) will be one of the biggest challenges…

 

80th Nevada Legislature Begins With More Than A Flurry…

The legislative process itself got off to a rather slow start, with the second day of the session even getting a 2-hour delay, because of Mother Nature’s activity. Things will likely be picking up as the first week wraps up and committee’s get through the normal introductions and formal start up reports/process.

Thursday, February 7, the Department of Agriculture presented their budget proposals to a joint subcommittee of the Assembly/Senate money committees for the coming biennium. The budget discussions are at the beginning of the process with a long way to go in fashioning what will evolve going forward.

 

 

 

 

Thanks To Congressman Amodei For Hosting Important Face To Face Meeting With Livestock Permit Owners and U.S. Navy

Nevada Farm Bureau was provided with the opportunity to participate in a meeting hosted by Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei in Fallon, February 4. Congressman Amodei invited the grazing permit owners who will be impacted by the proposed expansion of the U.S. Navy’s training facilities to meet with representatives of the Navy’s project and the Bureau of Land Management officials who will be involved in the proposed land withdrawal.

The newly named director for the Nevada State BLM, Jon Raby also was part of the meeting…the first day of being on duty in his new role as State Director. 

Public comments for the proposed land withdrawal are due on February 14.Nevada Farm Bureau’s Draft Comments.

This link provides the portal for sharing your public input.

 

 

 

 

 

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