Agriculture | Farming | Livestock

State Public Health Veterinarian shares information on HPAI

141 Views   KC Counts talks with State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Erin Phipps about highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and its emergence in dairy cows and chickens in New Mexico. Dr. Phipps discusses communication, new science confirming the safety of the milk supply, the disease’s appearances in wildlife, domestic animals,

Avian flu in cows prompts USDA mandates

129 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requiring new mandates after Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (HPAI) H5N1 was discovered in dairy cattle.

New Mexico May Export Pecans to India After Trade Mission

196 Views   New Mexico Agriculture Secretary Jeff Witte has joined a delegation of businesses, organizations and officials from 10 other State Departments of Agriculture, on a 4 day trade mission to New Delhi, India to promote U.S. agricultural products.

Mesilla Valley farmers adapt amidst drought in the Southwest

127 Views   The Rio Grande is once again flowing down from Colorado through Southern New Mexico. But the water currently running is destined for use in Mexico and Texas, while New Mexico’s irrigation season won’t begin until June, as announced by the Elephant Butte Irrigation District.

Dairy Cattle in Texas, Kansas and New Mexico Catching Bird Flu

196 Views   (AP) Milk from dairy cows in Texas and Kansas has tested positive for bird flu, U.S. officials said Monday March 25th. Officials with the Texas Animal Health Commission confirmed the flu virus is the Type A H5N1 strain, known for decades to cause outbreaks in birds and to occasionally

Proposed bill would grant more power to New Mexico Livestock Board

284 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There’s a new plan to get more New Mexico-grown beef on your dinner plate. It’s no secret that New Mexico is home to a lot of cattle. We’re talking an estimated 1.3 million statewide, and while you’ll find most of those cows on dairy farms,

Cannabis Control Division ramping up enforcement

304 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Target 7 was the first to tell you about how some cannabis dispensaries were not following the rules and were selling marijuana coming from outside New Mexico. In some cases, it was unregulated.