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Report Shows Growing Role for New Mexico Agriculture and Increased Opportunities to Support Emergency Relief in Healthy Local Food Systems

Before COVID-19, we had many challenges in our food systems. New Mexico has the highest rate of child hunger in the U.S. and yet in pre-pandemic times exported more than 90% of its food and agricultural products. Since the summer of 2019, the Food, Hunger, Water, Policy Workgroup has been addressing complex challenges our state faces related to food, water, and agricultural security. The group convened by Representative Stansbury and including bi-partisan participation from legislators and other stakeholders brings stakeholders together from across the state to address these issues.

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