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It’s National Ag Day!

Here’s a link to the National Ag Day site. And here’s a press release:

 The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017. This will mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 is “Agriculture: Food For Life.”

On March 21, 2017, ACA will host major events in the nation’s capital including a breakfast event at the National Press Club as well as a Taste of Agriculture Celebration on the Hill. Additionally, the ACA will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day.

These events honor National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonpro t organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and ber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.

The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and beverage products are produced.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and ber industry.

In addition to the events in Washington, DC on March 21, the ACA will once again feature the Ag Day Essay Contest in addition to an Ag Day Photography Contest. The winning photograph will be part of the 2017 National Ag Day Poster.

Visit www.agday.org for more information on National Ag Day in 2017.

For more information, please contact: Jennifer Pickett, President Agriculture Council of America 11020 King Street, Suite 205 Overland Park, KS (913) 491-1895 jennyp@nama.org

Agriculture Council of America Announces 2017 National Ag Day Date & Theme


Refreshing NevadaAg.com

Update: 02/12/2017. Revisions completed!

This week I’ll be updating the materials here at NevadaAg.com. Expect this refresh to be completed by next Monday. That’s February, 13th.

The sample chapter posted to the home page will see the biggest changes. It focuses on Clark County. Since I wrote that .pdf, marijuana laws have changed, Gold Butte has become a National Monument, and I’ve gathered more information on the start of agriculture in the Las Vegas Valley.  All good reasons for a rewrite.

As always, feel free to contact me at any one of my e-mail addresses. thomasguyfarley@gmail.com is a good one.

Nevada Medical and Recreational Marijuana News

marijuanaNovember 22, 2016

by Thomas Farley

Citing a press release, Ganjapreneur reports that Maple Leaf Green World, a Canadian agricultural firm, has bought a Nevada marijuana cultivation permit for $500,000. Maple Leaf purchased the permit from BioNeva Innovations of Henderson LLC.

Medical marijuana in Nevada is legal to grow, process, and distribute if the law is closely followed. There are many, many laws, rules and regulations that cover every aspect of the trade. As of now, these are the marijuana establishments possessing State required Final Certificates:

Clark County: 8 laboratories; 47 cultivation facilities; 25 production facilities; 41 dispensaries

Nye County: 4 cultivation facilities; 2 dispensaries ; 2 production facilities

Washoe County: 2 laboratories; 13 cultivation facilities; 8 production facilities; 7 dispensaries

Carson City: 2 cultivation facilities; 2 dispensaries; 1 production facility

Churchill County: 1 dispensary (final inspection pending).[i]

Recreational or adult use of marijuana was decriminalized by ballot initiative on November, 8, 2016. The law goes into effect January 1, 2017. While possessing a certain amount may be legal, it remains uncertain where a Nevadan can buy it. Rules for recreational marijuana shops are now in process throughout the state. Chief among legislator’s concerns are taxes. The Department of Taxation has until January 1, 2018 to implement licensing regulations. The law as outlined in the voter pamphlet is here.

Will farmers growing crops returning marginal income decide to raise marijuana? The future is uncertain. Besides the lengthy, expensive, and elaborate process to becoming certified, either for medical or adult sales, there are security concerns with every phase of marijuana cultivation. Does a farmer really want to risk growing it? Who protects the crop, for example, before and after harvest? As to the government, does law enforcement have enough resources to handle robberies and other crimes associated with this industry? The future is still unfolding for this crop.

Medical Use of Marijuana

  • Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 453A.010 – 453A.240 (2008)
  • Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§435A.080(1)(a), (2); 435A.250(2) (2008)

[i] Marijuana: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/MME/MME_-_Home/ Accessed 11/22/2016