Agriculture | Farming | Livestock

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

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.

New Mexico green chile heading to space

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — New Mexico’s chile is officially getting launched into space. KOAT told in the past that the project was in the works, but SpaceX confirmed that the chile will be shot up to space on Thursday as part of a supply mission from the Kennedy Space Center in

LISTEN: El Paso Matters

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore has an update on the ongoing effort to vaccinate farm workers, coverage on the upcoming El Paso ISD School Board election and news of help for an often overlooked group of people struggling with food insecurity.

State tells farmers not to farm unless they ‘absolutely need to’

Some farmers say they are going to farm A record drought season in New Mexico has some farmers worried about how they are going to get produce in the grocery store. It has prompted the state’s engineer to issue a report telling farmers not to farm unless they “absolutely need

Farmer worries about the future of green chile in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Agriculture has been hit hard this year by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Glen Duggins, a chile farmer in Lemitar, says workers are hard to find right now and crops are hard to sell. Right now he has only half the crew he had last year.