Rangeland and Grazing Issues

Federal Grazing Lands Range and forest lands constitute a significant portion of New Mexico’s 78 million-acre land base.  Federal agencies control approximately 34 percent of the land mass of New Mexico.  State trust and private land intermingle with federal land, resulting in a mosaic of ownership that complicates rangeland management.  A single ranch often contains … Continue reading Rangeland and Grazing Issues

Over 50 people attended Binational Livestock Meeting hosted by NMDA

For immediate release April 20, 2018 Media Contact: Kristie Garcia, Public Information Officer, New Mexico Department of Agriculture 575-646-2804, krgarcia@nmda.nmsu.edu Over 50 people attended Binational Livestock Meeting hosted by New Mexico Department of Agriculture last week LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO The New Mexico Department of Agriculture hosted the Second Annual Binational Livestock Meeting in Las … Continue reading Over 50 people attended Binational Livestock Meeting hosted by NMDA

NMDA News Archive Page

New Mexico Organic Farming Conference announces 2019 award recipient: (March, 18, 2019) Ag Reporting Hotline Available to Report Suspicious Activity: (January, 24, 2019) NMDA to host specialty crop grant workshops Jan 31 – Feb 7: (January, 17, 2019) New Mexico Organic Farming Conference is Feb. 15-16: (January, 15, 2019) Repeals of New Mexico Soil and … Continue reading NMDA News Archive Page

Noxious Weed Information

Invasive plant species have been cited as the second-largest threat to endangered native plant species.  Most noxious plant species in New Mexico are found on rangelands and wild lands.  These invasions result in decreased forage availability for livestock and wildlife.  The Noxious Weeds Management Act directs NMDA to develop a noxious weed list for the state, identify methods … Continue reading Noxious Weed Information