New Mexico Department of Agriculture

PLEASE NOTE: The Las Cruces NMDA main building is closed per New Mexico State University policy; however, our staff remains committed and is available as needed for necessary business operation 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. If you have urgent business with NMDA, please call us at 575-646-3007 or email

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.

Water Outlook and Drought Management Zoom
for New Mexico Agricultural Producers

The Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center at New Mexico State University will host a series of sessions via Zoom. The first session is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 and is intended for Southern and Central New Mexico producers. Experts from the following agencies will discuss forecasts, drought updates and risk management tools available:

  • Elephant Butte Irrigation District
  • Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
  • National Weather Service
  • United States Department of Agriculture–Farm Service Agency

Register at in advance to receive the link. For more information, please call 575-646-5949.

Plans are underway to host Zoom calls for producers in other parts of the state as well. Experts specific to the respective locations will present during the sessions. Details will be announced as soon as they are available.

Pesticide Disposal

FREE and available to all farmers, ranchers, and New Mexico residents. 
We will collect any type of pesticide, treated seed, or rinsate.  
Agricultural plastic recycling services will be available at Vado location ONLY.

Nutrien Ag Solutions, 8601 Highway 478, Vado
Nov. 10, 2020, 8am-3pm

NMSU Ag Science Center, 1086 Miller Rd., Los Lunas
Nov. 12, 2020, 8am-3pm

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, please follow these directions:

  1. Staff will direct the traffic flow and obtain information as needed.
  2. Remain inside your vehicle from arrival to departure unless otherwise instructed.
  3. If you are instructed to get out of your vehicle, social distancing of 6 feet 
    must be maintained.
  4. A mask/face covering must be worn while interacting with staff and disposal 

Please contact us in advance if you have large pesticide gas cylinders.

Email or call (575) 646-2134.