Agriculture | Farming | Livestock

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

49 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

58 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

75 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

75 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

217 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

103 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

92 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?

125 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,”