New Mexico Department of Agriculture

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To reach us, call 575-646-3007 or email Our staff is available as needed for necessary business operations including, but not limited to, licensing, regulation, sampling on a complaint basis and functions related to our metrology lab, chemistry lab, petroleum lab and seed lab. Please expect a delay in lab result reporting. For info about VDS, Albuquerque office or Peanut Grading Station, click on the COVID-19 drop-down menu.


Our Vision
NMDA benefits the public by promoting the viability and advancement of New Mexico agriculture and affiliated industries.

Our Mission
NMDA promotes a fair marketplace, food protection, marketing, and economic development; supports the beneficial use and conservation of natural resources; and works cooperatively with the public and private sectors.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA), pursuant to the Commercial Feed Act, Sections 76-19A-1 to 76-19A-17, NMSA 1978, proposes to amend 21.18.3 NMAC, COMMERCIAL FEEDS.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED RULES During the 2020 legislative session SB 57 PET FOOD FEE FOR NEUTERING & SHELTERING was signed into law. This amended the New Mexico Commercial Feed Act (Section 76-19A-1 NMSA 1978) to add a new section “SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM FEE”. The legislation grants NMDA the regulatory authority to impose an additional fee on pet food registration for dogs and cats to fund the dog and cat spay and neuter assistance program and the animal sheltering act.

The amendment adds new definitions and adds a new section, Spay and Neuter Program Fee.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Granted to the board of regents of New Mexico State University under the New Mexico Commercial Feed Act, Chapter 76, Article 19A Sections 1 – 17, NMSA 1978 Compilation.

Copies of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and proposed rules are available by electronic download from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture website (

NMDA will hold a public video/telephonic hearing on the proposed rules on July 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.,

Join via Video:
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID:          974 5625 4575

Join via Phone:
+1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID:          974 5625 4575

Oral comments will be accepted at the video/telephonic hearing from members of the public and any interested parties. Written comments will be accepted through 5:00 pm on July 29, 2020. Comments may be submitted via email to or may be filed by sending original copies to:

New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Office of Director
MSC 3189, PO Box 30005, 3190 S. Espina, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005

Only signed statements, proposals or comments will be accepted.  Scanned or electronic signatures conforming to federal and state court requirements will be accepted with the understanding that if there is any dispute regarding a signature, NMDA reserves the right to require that original signatures be provided to verify the electronic or facsimile signature.

SPECIAL NEEDS:  If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact NMDA at (575) 646-3702 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

The Director will consider all oral comments, and will review all timely submitted written comments and responses.

Click here to view the proposed amendment.
Click here to view the integrated rule.

Temporary Reid Vapor Pressure Waiver Available

The New Hemp Homepage has arrived

Find all hemp related information and documents here

Enchanted AgriCulture, Food & Cuisine Magazine now available

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and Farm Flavor Media have collaborated to bring you the fourth edition of Enchanted AgriCulture, Food & Cuisine, a guide to New Mexico’s food and farms. The 2020 publication includes an overview of New Mexico’s food, farming and agribusiness sectors, a glimpse at the state’s leading agriculture products, and a variety of both entertaining and informative stories addressing the many facets that make up our state’s agriculture industry. With topics ranging from New Mexico’s fine cuisine and spirit options to the state’s one-of-a-kind entertainment festivities, we hope this edition of Enchanted AgriCulture, Food & Cuisine inspires, educates and stimulates a desire for you to explore all that the Land of Enchantment has to offer.

Please invite others to join in the journey as well!
Visit for more information.

Census 2020 Logo

The 2020 U.S. Census is EASY. The census asks just 10 questions and takes 10 minutes to respond. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020, and include everyone who lives in your household.  You’ll have three options for responding: online, by mail, or by phone. Due to COVID-19, the deadline to self-respond has been extended to October 31, 2020. One of the best ways to ensure all communities in New Mexico are treated fairly in the distribution of public goods and services is to ensure they are equally represented. The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and happens once every 10 years. It serves as a count of everyone living in the U.S. and impacts all communities across New Mexico. The census determines how more than $800 billion in federal funds are distributed to communities across the U.S., including ​over $7.8 billion right here in New Mexico. Visit for more information.


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