Agriculture | Farming | Livestock

Las Cruces Farmer’s and Crafts Market ranks top in state

65 Views   The 2022 America’s Farmers Market Celebration highlights farmers markets across the country and the impact they have on their communities. The celebration is supported by the American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition.

New Mexico sees historic monsoon season

88 Views   “It was tied for the 10th wettest monsoon season in Albuquerque,” Green said. New Mexico got some much-needed rain this summer. Our monsoon season typically runs from June 15 to Sept. 30, and this year for Albuquerque, it was historic. KOAT Meteorologist Eric Green says Duke City recorded

New Mexico Chile farmers impacted by Monsoon aftermath

74 Views   Glen Duggins of Cinco Estrella Chile said he is considering closing down for good. SOCORRO, N.M. — The aftermath of Monsoon season has impacted New Mexico Chile farmers. Glen Duggins of Cinco Estrella Chile Farms said the rush of flood waters and heavy rain from this year’s monsoon has

What’s the outlook for the New Mexico chile industry?

115 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Chile is woven into the fabric of New Mexico’s history and culture. But is the industry on the cusp of a massive shift? There is concern amongst some farmers over the chile industry’s ability to survive in the coming years.

New Mexico State Fair: What to expect

127 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico State Fair starts Thursday at Expo New Mexico and the day is set to be filled with a plethora of events, food and deals to kick things off.

Monsoon season impacts chile harvest

179 Views   “Chile does not like extra water,” said Cinco Estrella Chile’s owner, Glen Duggins. SOCORRO COUNTY, N.M. — A beloved New Mexico tradition people look forward to is finally here — Green chile season. However, heavy downpours and flash floods have affected crops throughout the entire state.

Young New Mexico bull rider becomes world champion

115 Views   LOVINGTON, N.M. — A New Mexico bull rider is already a world champion at just nine years old – and he says this is just the beginning. Nine-year-old Parker Hooks won at the Youth Bull Riders World Finals and became a world champion – a big milestone on a

New Mexico dairies urged to seek aid due to contamination

290 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dairy farmers can seek reimbursement from the federal government for cows contaminated by chemicals that have leached into the groundwater around an Air Force base in eastern New Mexico. U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján on Friday commended a recent rule change by the U.S.

“Un-owned” cattle in the Gila shot

157 Views   Almost 70 cows shot so far in a controversial program to curb environmental damage done by the animals, Grant County reaction to the end of the indoor mask mandate, and a legislative post-mortem with two lawmakers.