New Mexico cattle industry praises USDA decision

Cattle producers in New Mexico are extremely pleased with the decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to grant New Mexico split-state state status under the bovine (TB) tuberculosis regulations. “We are all breathing a huge sigh of relief,” said Alisa Ogden, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association […]

Senators: USDA approves split-state status of bovine tuberculosis in New Mexico

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved New Mexico for “split-state” status for bovine tuberculosis (TB).

12-23 Business digest

CNJ staff USDA opens public comment to regulation changes The U.S. Department of Agriculture started accepting public comment Monday on a new regulation changing adjusted gross income qualifications for disaster and commodity programs, according to a USDA press release. Changes include reducing qualifications for disaster and commodity programs from an adjusted gross income of $2.5 […]

USDA declares counties disaster areas

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared 31 New Mexico counties disaster areas Thursday because of persisting drought conditions, including Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties according to a USDA press release. Eligible farmers have an eight-month deadline to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency to help cover their losses, according […]

USDA declares 31 counties as disasters due to drought

Albuquerque, NM – State Executive Director for the New Mexico Farm Service Agency, Rick Lopez, today expressed his appreciation for the decision to designate 31 counties in New Mexico a disaster due to drought. “Our farmers and Ranchers in New Mexico have been enduring a tough year in most parts of the State. This drought, […]

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Free market better protection than USDA

Freedom New Mexico Uncle Sam protects us. The United States Department of Agriculture, for example, inspects our food. So we’re safe, right? Of course we’re not. Absent the hard work of the Humane Society of the United States, a private entity, the USDA would remain clueless about the outrageous practices of Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Corp. […]

USDA rural development to hold local workshop

USDA Rural Development to Host Workshops on the Section 9006 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program and the Value Added Producer Grant Program Albuquerque, NM – Ryan Gleason, New Mexico USDA Rural Development State Director announced today that the Agency will host workshops across the state to inform prospective applicants on the USDA Rural Development […]

Beef tied to federal recall consumed in area schools

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer At least five cases of beef tied to a federal recall were already consumed in local schools before the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a warning, according to state officials. However, the USDA has said the meat poses little to no risk to student’s health. The USDA on Sunday […]

State gives beef disposal instructions to schools

The Human Services Department Instructs Schools to Dispose of Recalled Beef Most of the recalled beef in New Mexico is still in school district inventories Santa Fe, New Mexico – The New Mexico Human Services Department today received instructions from the USDA on how to handle the nearly 3,000 cases of Westland Meat Co. recalled […]