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Category: Press Releases

Dean and Chief Administrative Officer for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is seeking a Dean and Chief Administrative Officer for its College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). The Dean of ACES will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for ACES, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost. The ACES Dean will be expected to advance the vision of ACES in support of the University’s strategic plans; provide strong leadership for growth and development of research, instruction, Cooperative Extension Service, and international programs; promote an inclusive environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity; develop and maintain productive relationships with internal and external constituencies, including stakeholders, commodity and trade groups; as well as state and Congressional legislators, and government agencies.… Read the rest

 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners’ stance opposing release of wolves complicates federal push to prevent wolf extinction

by By Bruce Finley  / The Denver Post

Trevor Starr holds his sign in support of the introduction of wolves into Colorado at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices on January 13, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Protesters for and against a resolution to ban any introduction of wolves into Colorado, mainly the Mexican wolf.… Read the rest

 

By BRIAN MAFFLY | The Salt Lake Tribune

The effort to return the wolves to the wild in New Mexico and Arizona has been hampered by illegal shootings, court battles, complaints from ranchers who have lost livestock and pets to the wolves, and concerns by environmentalists over the way the reintroduction program has been managed.

As federal wildlife officials begin another effort to revise a recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf after three failed attempts over the past two decades, Utah Wildlife Board Chairman John Bair says that no evidence will ever convince him that Mexican wolves should be allowed in Utah.… Read the rest

 

Assistance for livestock producers who have suffered losses from the recent winter storms is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.

“As we dig out from the storm, many farmers and ranchers are just now realizing how big their losses are,” said Pat Boone, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association (NMCGA) President, Elida. “It has been a while since New Mexico had a snowstorm like this one, but it is important for producers to realize that there is help available.”

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has offices in almost every county in New Mexico, and has several programs, like the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised fish program (ELAP), the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and more that were set up to help agricultural producers recover from disasters – including severe weather.… Read the rest

 

(LAS CRUCES, N.M.) – New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will visit southeastern New Mexico this week to talk with dairy farmers and beef cattle ranchers impacted by the record snowstorm that hit the region late last month.

Witte will join officials from New Mexico’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) – state executive director Molly Manzanares and program specialist Emaleta Mooney – at two informational meetings organized by Dairy Producers of New Mexico (DPNM).… Read the rest

 

New Mexico Cattle Growers and Garnett Insurance along with Great American will be traveling throughout New Mexico educating Farmers and Ranchers on Pasture, Range and Forage Insurance. This risk management tool has been revamped by the FCIC to use the Rainfall Index.

The Pasture, Rangeland and Forage policy (PRF) is a FCIC reinsured risk management tool offered by RMA for farmers and ranchers who rely on pasture, rangeland, or forage for haying and/or grazing.… Read the rest

 

EPA Using Drones to Spy on Cattle Ranchers in Nebraska and Iowa
Kurt Nimmo
Infoars.com
June 4, 2012

Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is using aerial drones to spy on farmers in Nebraska and Iowa. The surveillance came under scrutiny last week when Nebraska’s congressional delegation sent a joint letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
On Friday, EPA officialdom in “Region 7” responded to the letter. “Courts, including the Supreme Court, have found similar types of flights to be legal (for example to take aerial photographs of a chemical manufacturing facility) and EPA would use such flights in appropriate instances to protect people and the environment from violations of the Clean Water Act,” the agency said in response to the letter.… Read the rest