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Senator Crystal Diamond Applauds Wage Program for Chile Industry

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SANTA FE – In response to a letter from Republican legislators, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham today announced the launch of a wage supplement program for chile workers to help bridge the current labor shortage in the industry. The New Mexico Chile Association reports that the industry is lacking up to 1,350 seasonal employees to harvest this year’s crop. Senator Crystal Diamond (District 35-Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra), a co-author of the letter, responded with the following statement:

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