New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Apply by Jan. 15 for a Healthy Soil Program education and outreach grant

Internship funding available via Agricultural Workforce Development Pilot Program

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus in New Mexico horses

The latest information on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus in New Mexico horses can be found here

New Hemp Cultivation Rule

View the rule by visiting the following link:
Updated 9/18/2019
Hemp Manufacturing Rule
Hemp Cultivation Rule

Hemp cultivation applications may be found here

Continuous Hemp Cultivation Application
Annual Hemp Production Application

Hemp Harvest Notification

Information about hemp harvesting may be found here.

Hemp Harvest Notification must be submitted 28 days prior to anticipated harvest date

NMDA receives national INTEGRITY Award for its organic program

Organic Program Integrity Award

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture received a 2019 Investing in INTEGRITY award from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program. The award recognizes entities for data quality in the Organic Integrity Database. NMDA’s Organic Program provides certification to farmers, ranchers and processors/handlers throughout New Mexico.

“NMDA is honored to have received an Investing in INTEGRITY award from the USDA National Organic Program,” said New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte. “The certifiers in our organic program work hard to ensure that we maintain the highest standards for the many certified organic operations throughout the state of New Mexico. “

Other 2019 Investing in INTEGRITY award recipients include:

  • California Certified Organic Farmers
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • County of Marin Organic Certified Agriculture
  • Georgia Crop Improvement Association
  • Global Organic Alliance
  • One-Cert, Incorporated
  • Primus Labs


Pecan weevil larva can be found in the shells of pecans.

View the full rule here.

Pecan Weevil is considered the most significant insect pest of pecan producers. Previous periodic introductions of pecan weevil into New Mexico have triggered grower specific quarantines and eradication procedures. Pecan weevil was recently confirmed in approximately 200 residential pecan trees in several eastern New Mexico pecan growing counties and several commercial pecan orchards. This recent widespread establishment of pecan weevil in eastern New Mexico’s residential areas has dictated a more comprehensive approach to maintaining New Mexico’s pecan weevil-free status. The Pecan Weevil Interior Quarantine restricts the transportation of pecan weevil from quarantine areas to non-quarantined areas by establishing quarantine areas, restrictions and treatment options on regulated articles, disposition protocol, and fees

Questions? Contact New Mexico Department of Agriculture at 575-646-3007 or email