Agriculture | Farming | Livestock

New Mexico dairies urged to seek aid due to contamination

79 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

42 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.

Producers still have time to respond to USDA hemp survey

36 Views   WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2021 – It is not too late to respond to the 2021 Hemp Acreage and Production Survey, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The survey collects information on the acreage, yield, production, price and value of hemp in the United States.

Who’s applying to be New Mexico’s first cannabis producers?

40 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In just two months since the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) began accepting applications for producer licenses, there have already been more than 1,500 applications started by would-be entrepreneurs, according to the CCD. Of those, more than 1,000 of the applications are for what are called “microbusinesses,”

NM winery adapts as worker shortage leads to ‘necessary evil’

55 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As New Mexico’s worker shortage continues, some business owners are adapting, including at some of the state’s vineyards. They’ve rebounded from the drought, but as a 5th-generation farmer told KOB 4, the way some operate may have changed forever.