NMDA News Archive Page

NEW MEXICO HEMP GROWERS MUST OBTAIN LICENSE FROM NMDA (May 6, 2019)
Census of agriculture data reveals young farmers, farmers with  military service play key role in New Mexico (April 18, 2019)
Japan & Europe specialty food & beverage inbound trade missions set for Oct. 21-22 in New Mexico (March 29, 2019)
Deadline to register for Mexico HRI Foodservice Outbound Trade Mission this summer is April 26 (March 20, 2019)
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 Water Conservation Districts’ election and referendum rules take effect Jan. 1: (December, 17, 2018)
NMDA is accepting livestock scale inspection requests through March 31: (December, 04, 2018)
New Mexico Livestock Board has a mission to protect an industry: (November, 30, 2018)
NMSU Regents approve NMDA’s proposed hemp cultivation rule: (November, 29, 2018)
New Mexico Pecan Buyers Licensure is in effect: (November, 21, 2018)
NMDA invites New Mexico ranchers to meet with Mexican cattle buyers: (November, 19, 2018)
HomeGrown event is Nov. 17-18: (November, 02, 2018)
Artist Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt and weaver Irvin Trujillo are 2018 Rounders Award recipients: (October, 25, 2018)
NASDA elects New Mexico Ag Secretary Jeff Witte as President: (September, 13, 2018)
First-ever NEW MEXICO–Taste the Tradition Chef Ambassadors announced: (September, 11, 2018
AG Day partners with Las Cruces Country Music Festival: (September, 01, 2018)
NMDA receives award for exemplary contributions to dam safety in New Mexico: (August, 08, 2018)
NMDA’s Red, White and Brews Happy Hours return to New Mexico State Fair: (August, 07, 2018)
Joe Kenmore receives first-ever Agriculture and Food Emergency Management Appreciation Award: (August, 07, 2018)
NMDA hosts Battle of the Salsas at New Mexico State Fair Sept. 8: (August, 07, 2018)
NMDA employees to inspect fresh and processed chile products as part of New Mexico Chile Advertising Act: (July, 31, 2018)
Multi-agency emergency livestock incident training held July 23-24: (June, 30, 2018)
NMDA accepting proposals for funding opportunity: (July, 10, 2018)
NMDA offers tradeshow and cooperative advertising funding assistance: (July, 02, 2018)
New Mexico Secretary of Ag appointed to LGAC: (May, 31, 2018)
NMDA Veterinary Lab Receives International Accreditation: (May, 24, 2018)
NMDA State Chemistry Lab temporarily closed due to repairs and construction: (May, 13, 2018)
NMDA employees honored during department’s annual conference: (May, 02, 2018)
NMDA seeks members for first-ever chef ambassador program: (April, 24, 2018)
New Mexico Secretary of Ag Jeff Witte appointed as vice chairman of EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee: (April, 23, 2018)
Over 50 people attended Binational Livestock Meeting hosted by NMDA: (April, 20, 2018)
New Mexico Department of Agriculture staff works with law enforcement on gas-pump skimming cases: (February, 07, 2018)
NMDA encourages New Mexico seed stock producers to submit bull sale materials for promotion: (January, 23, 2018)
New organic fee schedule for New Mexico takes effect Jan. 1: (December, 01, 2017)
2017 Census of Agriculture will capture complete picture of New Mexico production: (November, 29, 2017)
Eastern New Mexico in-shell pecan weevil quarantine rule takes effect Nov. 20: (November, 17, 2017)
Industrial Hemp Research Program: (November, 08, 2017)
New Mexico Feed and Food Rapid Response Team coordinator hired: (November, 03, 2017)
New Mexico agricultural development, promotional funds available: (October, 30, 2017)
Three New Mexicans receive The Rounders Award form New Mexico Department of Agriculture: (October, 30, 2017)
AG Day event combines farm animals, local food, fun before Homecoming game Oct. 28: (October, 25, 2017)
NMDA works to change the organic certification fee structure: (May, 11, 2017)
NMDA leads inbound trade mission with Sonora, Mexico: (April, 24, 2017)
Grant Funding Available to Expand New Mexico Agriculture: (February, 02, 2017)
Pecan weevil affects residential pecan trees: (January, 27, 2017)
HD3, NMDA, NMSU announce “Innovation and Discovery in Agriculture and Food”, November 9-10 in Las Cruces: (November, 01, 2016)
October 22 pre-game event combines farm animals, local food, fun: (October, 01, 2016)
Organic Program Follow-up Meetings Announced: (September, 27, 2016)
Public input sought for future of state’s Organic Program: (July, 27, 2016)
NMDA partners with grocery stores, New Mexico food companies for local sampling events: (June, 17, 2016)
“Watershed Health in New Mexico” newspaper insert: (June, 05, 2016)
Registration deadline extended for AgriFuture conference: (May, 02, 2016)
Farm-kid-turned Miss America among speakers at AgriFuture conference in Las Cruces in May: (April, 18, 2016)
New Mexico hosts agricultural institute to prep future farmers, ranchers: (March, 24, 2016)
Secretary Witte: Let’s appreciate farmers, ranchers during New Mexico Agriculture Week: (March, 14, 2016)
Grant funding available to expand New Mexico agriculture: (February, 19, 2016)
New Mexico food, Ag companies invited to join trade mission to southeast Asia: (February, 11, 2016)
Deadline for Livestock Owners Affected by Snowstorm Goliath to Apply to USDA for Potential Loss Coverage: (February, 05, 2016)
State program tat certifies organic farms, ranches, other food/Ag businesses turns 25: (February, 05, 2016)
2016 marks 25th anniversary of state’s organic program: (January, 22, 2016)
Carlsbad kid grows giant cabbage, wins some cabbage for college: (January, 18, 2016)
State’s top agriculture official to visit southeastern New Mexico following record snowstorm: (January, 05, 2016)
Dairy Farmers, Beef Cattle Ranchers Urged to Contact Local USDA Farm Service Agency: (December, 30, 2015)
NMDA hires social media specialist to promote local food, agriculture: (December, 23, 2015)
NMDA food drive nets more than a ton of food for NMSU pantry: (December, 18, 2015)
New Mexico farmers donate 2.3 million pounds of fresh food to state’s largest food bank: (December, 10, 2015)
NMDA offers exporting opportunity at Join Stockmen’s Convention: (November, 30, 2015)
Shop local food, ag products at HomeGrown holiday event this weekend: (November, 18, 2015)
Buying firewood in New Mexico? Know the law so you don’t get burned: (November, 13, 2015)
Local food, ag producers invited to sell goods at HomeGrown holiday event: (November, 04, 2015)
New Mexico food, ag companies invited to free exporting workshop: (November, 02, 2015)
New Mexico painter recognized for contributions to Western arts: (October, 23, 2015)
3rd annual Ag Day street fair brings free farm fun to Aggie football on Halloween: (October, 23, 2015)
Public picks Las Cruces-made salsa as best in New Mexico: (September, 14, 2015)
New employee helps test pet food, fertilizer, more in State Chemist Laboratory: (September, 14, 2015)
New Mexico beer and wine join other local food and drink at New Mexico State Fair: (September, 04, 2015)
State lab earns accreditation, expands services to protect New Mexico’s animal health: (August, 25, 2015)
Op-ed: New Mexico ag secretary on ag’s role in state economy, culture, water cycle: (August, 12, 2015)
New Mexico’s 75 farmers markets good for economy, community: (August, 02, 2015)
NMDA hosts four pesticide collection events in August to help public safely dispose of pesticides at no cost: (July, 31, 2015)
Longtime staffer to lead NMDA’s efforts in ensuring quality of local dairy products: (July, 01, 2015)
Project aims to help New Mexico farmers’ markets, sellers, customers: (June, 30, 2015)
NMDA ready to help New Mexico ranchers export livestock: (June, 11, 2015)
“Wildfire Season in New Mexico” newspaper insert extras: (May, 22, 2015)
Young New Mexican grows giant cabbage, wins $1,000 college scholarship: (May, 20, 2015)
NMDA staffers recognized for exemplary service to department, community: (May, 20, 2015)
NMDA implements new standards to regulate sale of natural gas for use in vehicles: (May, 12, 2015)
March 31: Deadline for requesting inspection of livestock scales for 2015: (March, 23, 2015)
Op-ed: We’re free to follow our passion, thanks to productive farmers, ranchers: (March, 18, 2015)
NMDA announces two grant programs to expand New Mexico agriculture: (February, 11, 2015)
New Mexico’s organic community prepping for state’s biggest agricultural conference: (December, 18, 2014)
NMDA gets mobile kitchen to showcase New Mexico foods: (November, 19, 2014)
Planning to buy firewood? Don’t get burned: (November, 13, 2014)
New Mexico farmer wins a spot in national “Faces of Farming & Ranching” program: (November, 12, 2014)
NMDA employee works to help stop Ebola spread in West Africa: (November/12/2014)
NMSU’s Student Gardens earn organic certification: (October, 31, 2014)
New Mexico farmer one of eight finalists in national “Faces of Farming & Ranching” program: (October, 24, 2014)
Northwesten New Mexico farmers, ranchers, others invited to safely dispose of pesticides: (October, 23, 2014)
New Mexican running for national FFA office: (October, 22, 2014)
Two New Mexicans recognized for contributions to Western arts: (October, 07, 2014)
NMDA to bring New Mexico foods to Eastern New Mexico State Fair: (September, 25, 2014)
Central New Mexico dairy farmers named 2014 Farm Family of the Year: (September, 23, 2014)
Public picks new-to-market salsa as best in New Mexico: (September, 15, 2014)
New Mexico’s top ag official to serve as voice for farming, ranching in the West: (September, 15, 2014)
NMDA hosts 20th annual Battle of the Salsas, three other local food events during State Fair: (September, 05, 2014)
Food drive part of Ag Day on NMSU campus this Thursday: (August, 26, 2014)
Love local foods? Then you’ll love Ag Day: (August, 15, 2014)
Need proof that New Mexico agriculture is growing, changing? Head to your local farmers market: (August, 01, 2014)
New Mexico farmers, ranchers, others invited to safely dispose of pesticides: (August, 01, 2014)
Agriculture Day returns to Aggie football home opener, Aug. 28: (June, 28, 2014)
NMDA employee wins national award: (July, 16, 2014)
NMDA offers tips to stay a step ahead of mosquitoes this season: (July, 08, 2014)
Area farmers, ranchers, others invited to safely dispose of pesticides: (June, 03, 2014)
NEW MEXICO- Taste the Tradition and NEW MEXICO Grown with Tradition: (May, 25, 2014)
Succession Planning PowerPoint presentations from the 2014 AgriFuture Educational Institute: (May, 21, 2014)
NMDA recognizes two New Mexicans for decades of contributions to state’s agricultural community: (May, 19, 2014)
Two NMDA staffers recognized for exemplary service to department, New Mexico agriculture: (May, 19, 2014)
New Mexico farmers taking novel approaches amid drought, new data shows: (May, 02, 2014)
New staffer helps NMDA make sure you get what you pay for at fuel pump: (April, 15, 2014)
New Mexico creates agricultural institute to prepare future farmers, ranchers, agribusiness leaders: (March, 18, 2014)
NMDA encourages you to snap, share #felfie for National Agriculture Day, March 25: (March, 18, 2014)
Number of farms, young farmers, minority farmers rising in New Mexico: (February, 21, 2014)
State to conduct training exercise on agriculture, food protection, and public health, March 3-8: (February, 06, 2014)
New Mexico chile turns up the heat on Denver, Seattle mayors’ food-centrist Superbowl bet: (Jan, 30, 2014)
New Mexico agriculture secretary to lawmakers: “Farmers, ranchers persevering amid drought”: (January, 30, 2014)
Organic conference to focus on producing food fiber amid drought: (January, 17, 2014)
NMDA shares tips so New Mexicans don’t get burned when buying firewood: (November, 22, 2013)
Two New Mexicans recognized for contributions to Western culture: (November, 18, 2013)
Contest rewards people who buy New Mexico food and drink: (November, 01, 2013)
State chemist lends expertise to Las Cruces chemistry teachers: (October, 11, 2013)
Build your own New Mexico ice cream sundae at Eastern State Fair: (October, 01,2013)
New Mexico Country Store returns to Eastern State Fair: (October, 01, 2013)
Public picks Cindy’s Yummy & Healthy Salsa as best New Mexico salsa during State Fair: (September, 23, 2013)
New Mexico cheeses to be sampled during Dairy Day at State Fair: (September, 18, 2013)
Local food companies to compete during first-ever NEW MEXICO–Taste the Tradition Day at State Fair: (September, 10, 2013)
Pizza party at State Fair to feature fresh New Mexico produce: (September, 10, 2013)
Agriculture Day brings local foods, all-ages fun to NMSU Aggie tailgating, September 7: (August, 29, 2013)
Shipping New Mexico chile to California? You’d better label it: (August, 22, 2013)
Sept. 7 marks Agriculture Day at the NMSU Aggies home opener against the Univ. of Minn. Gophers: (August, 07, 2013)
New Mexico sees growth in farmers’ markets: (August, 01, 2013)
Retired NMDA employee honored with national lifetime achievement award: (July, 29, 2013)
Details on how New Mexico ranchers can apply for water delivery assistance to benefit wildlife: (June, 25, 2013)
International food companies look to New Mexico for cheese: (June, 05, 2013)
Important Resources During Wildfire Season: (June, 01, 2013)
NMDA names top staff for 2012-2013: (May, 31, 2013)
Area farmers, ranchers invited to safely dispose of pesticides: (May, 28, 2013)
New Mexico joins coalition of states for agriculture security: (May, 02, 2013)
New Mexico food companies invited to learn how to emerge from a food event: (April, 24, 2013)
March 29: Deadline to request free livestock scale inspection for 2013: (March, 11, 2013)
Agriculture Census countdown begins for New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers: (December, 20, 2012)
From the New mexico Livestock Board: Culbertson stepping down to pursue new opportunity: (December, 12, 2012)
NMDA cautions New Mexicans: Don’t get burned when buying firewood: (November, 13, 2012)
Two New Mexicans recognized for contributions to culture of the west: (November, 02, 2012)
Public picks Sadie’s as best New Mexico salsa during State Fair: (September, 17, 2012)
COVER CONTEST: See your image on the cover of this year’s Agriculture Statistics Bulletin: (September, 15, 2012)
From the New Mexico Livestock Board: NMLB issues streamlined directive to contain livestock virus: (August, 27, 2012)
From the New Mexico Livestock Board: Emergency rule passed to contain livestock virus: (July, 31, 2012)
Enforcement of “New Mexico chile” law begins July 1: (June, 22, 2012)
From the New Mexico Livestock Board Livestock owners urged to take precautions amid viral outbreak: (June, 21, 2012)
June 13 update from New Mexico Livestock Board on livestock virus: (June, 14, 2012)
New Mexico Livestock Board working to protect people, livestock amid Little Bear Fire: (June, 11, 2012)
NMDA names recipients of 2012 Distinguished Service Awards: (June, 11, 2012)
May 31 update from the New Mexico Livestock Board on livestock virus: (June, 04, 2012)
“June Dairy Month” spotlights New Mexico dairy products: (June, 01, 2012)
New Mexico beef highlighted during “June Beef Month”: (June, 01, 2012)
USDA announces Columbus Port of Entry once again open for livestock: (May, 31, 2012)
‘Tis the season for local farmers’ and growers’ markets: (May, 17, 2012)
New Mexico Livestock Board, USDA working to ensure livestock virus is isolated: (April, 30, 2012)
Vendors urged to gear up for new “New Mexico chile” law: (March, 30, 2012)