December 10, 2021
Newsletter for December 10, 2021
This Issue:
  • Nevada Farm Bureau Launches Action Request For Members To Contact U.S. Senators
  • December 14 Meat Processing Roundtable – Please Plan To Be Part Of Discussions
  • Your Last Reminder To Provide Input For State Water 
  • Beginning Stages Of New Law On Cattle Marketing Makes First Step Of Progress
  • Nevada Farm Bureau 2022 Policy Book Available
Nevada Farm Bureau Launches Action Request For Members To Contact U.S. Senators
Earlier this week, Nevada Farm Bureau distributed this information piece encouraging Farm Bureau members in Nevada to use the organization’s Action Request platform to send emails to our state’s two U.S. Senators.  The purpose of the Action Request is to communicate opposition to the $2.4 trillion Build Back Better Act that was passed by the U.S. House and now will possibly be dealt with by the U.S. Senate.

Given the inflationary spike that is hitting the U.S. economy, contributed to in no small part by the additional federal spending that has already poured out of Washington, D.C., this additional intention to over-spend even more has to be addressed.  The partisan basis of using the budget legislation with significant public policy initiatives is also extremely troubling.  

Farm Bureau’s message for Nevada’s two U.S. Senators speaks to the issue of enhancing federal funding for a social agenda which is counted (at least on paper) over a 10-year basis to open spending portals that will never be properly managed with any degree of fiscal responsibility.

·      $555 billion for clean energy and climate “investments,”  
·      $400 billion for childcare and universal pre-kindergarten
·      $200 billion for child tax and earned income tax credits
·      $150 billion for affordable housing

Thank you for those who have added their voices to the conversation by using the Action Request campaign and communicating with our U.S. Senators to urge sensible spending levels.  We hope that others will also send their messages to Senator Cortez Masto and Senator Rosen.  You can go directly to the Action Request platform to send your emails by clicking here. You can edit the sample email that is available and personalize your message before sending.
December 14 Meat Processing Roundtable – Please Plan To Be Part Of Discussions
Last week we announced the upcoming roundtable to discuss implementing a state program for meat processing.  This will take the form of a roundtable workshop that Nevada Farm Bureau is joining with the Nevada Department of Agriculture to host.  The program will be a morning session of discussion on Tuesday, December 14 (9 – Noon).

This session will offer an “in-person” participation at the Nevada Department of Agriculture Sparks Headquarters or the ability to join on Zoom. Click Here for the December 14th meeting agenda

Ideally Nevada agricultural producers will be interested in joining the meeting and discussion to offer their perspectives and insights for what best serves your interest.  There will also be an update on the status of regulations which will be necessary for implementing a state program.

Those who wish to attend in person at the Department of Ag Sparks office are required to wear a mask.  You also need to send an email note to Samantha Bellwood of your plans to participate.  Her email address is sbellwood@agri.nv.gov  you can also reach her by phone at (775) 353-3619.
Your Last Reminder To Provide Input For State Water 
The clock is ticking down to the deadline for providing input through the State Water Planning survey.  This is our last opportunity to encourage those who haven’t weighed in to make the time to give your responses…  

The deadline for completing the survey is December 15th. Clicking Here will take you to the survey portal where you’ll be able to share your thoughts to the questions put before you. The survey will take about 10-20 minutes.
Beginning Stages Of New Law On Cattle Marketing Makes First Step Of Progress
With a fairly significant amount of fanfare, legislation passed from the U.S. House on December 8th to move forward the creation of a Cattle Contract Library. 
Another bill also passed, which included the provisions for extending the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act.


The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) supported the House bill and AFBF President Zippy Duvall shared these thoughts on the action taken by the House.
Nevada Farm Bureau 2022 Policy Book Available
While the policy book printer catches up with digital platform we have available, those interested in reviewing the work of the 2021 Nevada Farm Bureau voting delegates can visit the Nevada Farm Bureau website and reach this link to learn our policy positions for 2022.
Have a great weekend!