Tuesday, March 31:
Deadline for requesting
inspection of livestock scales for 2015
New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is reminding New Mexicans who own livestock scales that they have until the close of business on Tuesday, March 31, to request an annual inspection of their scales for 2015.
A change to the Livestock Scale Inspection Program in 2011 means that routine inspections are no longer restricted to the month of August. Inspections are now conducted between April 1 and December 31 of every year.
Requests for inspections can be made in one of several different ways:
- By filling out this form
- By phone: 575-646-1616 during regular business hours
- By fax: 575-646-2361
- By mail: Standards and Consumer Services, MSC 3170, Box 30005, Las Cruces, NM
New Mexico Agriculture Secretary Jeff Witte:
“We’re free to follow our passion,
thanks to productive farmers, ranchers”
In what categories can you count yourself among “the two percent”?
I’ll waste this sentence so you can really ponder that question.
Did agriculture spring to mind? If not, you’ll find this statistic surprising: Less than two percent of Americans are directly involved in production agriculture. In other words, 98 percent of us are disconnected from the farm and ranch in terms of time, physical distance, or both.
NMDA announces two programs
to expand New Mexico agriculture
Marketing and promotion projects centered around crops like onions may be eligible for funding under one of two grant programs NMDA has just announced.
New Mexicans involved in agricultural production are invited to apply to New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) for funding through one of two grant programs. Both programs are intended to develop or expand markets for agricultural products grown in New Mexico. Where they differ is in their respective details.Print This Page