New Mexico Department of Agriculture

New Mexico’s top ag official to serve as voice for farming, ranching in the West

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New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte has been elected to preside over the organization that unifies the voices of state departments of agriculture in the West.

Witte assumed leadership of the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture (WASDA) this weekend during the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Burlington, Vermont.  He will serve in the role, as well as on the NASDA board, from now until September 2015, all the while continuing to lead the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA).

Learn more about WASDA and Secretary Witte’s leadership of the association.

NMDA to promote local foods at New Mexico State Fair

Like last year, more than 30 New Mexico-made, commercially available salsas will compete in the 2014 Battle of the Salsas during the New Mexico State Fair.

Like last year, more than 30 New Mexico-made, commercially available salsas will compete in the 2014 Battle of the Salsas during the New Mexico State Fair.

For two solid decades now, several hundred people of all ages have lined up during the New Mexico State Fair to help answer one simple question: What’s the best New Mexico salsa money can buy?

Fairgoers will queue up again this year for the 20th installment of New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s (NMDA) popular Battle of the Salsas.  The event takes place Saturday, September 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the courtyard of the Agriculture Building on the fairgrounds.

Learn more about the Battle of the Salsas and the other New Mexico food promotions during the state fair.

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