Agriculture | Farming | Livestock

Proposed state budget includes millions for water projects

36 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — It’s the “year of water” at the New Mexico State Capitol. That’s according to some state lawmakers who believe the state Legislature is taking a more serious look at decreasing water supplies across the state.

US gets OK for cattle-shooting operation in New Mexico

46 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Plans by the U.S. Forest Service call for shooting the cattle with a high-powered rifle from a helicopter and leaving the carcasses in the Gila Wilderness. The work is scheduled to begin Thursday. Environmentalists say the cattle are damaging streams and other sensitive areas.

NMSU, NM Hay Association to co-host 2023 Southwest Hay & Forage Conference

80 Views   Forage growers in the Southwest can access important industry information, including potential solutions to common issues, at the 2023 Southwest Hay & Forage Conference. The conference will take place Jan. 26-27, 2023, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

State Fair exhibitors frustrated with management of horse show

102 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – By all accounts, the horse shows at the New Mexico State Fair seemed like a success. But frustration from what went on behind the scenes this year brought a number of exhibitors, and Horse Breed Association leaders to the New Mexico State Fair Commission Monday.

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

134 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

171 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

150 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