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Category: Farm Bureau Minute

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

A Plan for the Future

As an organization we’ve been very successful. We’ve grown our membership, grown leaders on the local and state level, and grown our presence in policy-making circles to the point that law-makers recognize what New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau stands for. The agriculture industry and the world we live in is changing and it always has been, but it is important that we recognize that change and develop ways to adapt.… Read the rest

 

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

Your Voice, Our Policies

It’s that time of the year again. The mornings are cool, the leaves are turning, chile is being roasted, and New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau members across the state are considering issues that need to be addressed with policy. Our policy book is both our platform and our frame work. Created by you, our members – it is a grassroots effort that is the bedrock of our beliefs.… Read the rest

 

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

Your Voice, Our Policies

It’s that time of the year again. The mornings are cool, the leaves are turning, chile is being roasted, and New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau members across the state are considering issues that need to be addressed with policy. Our policy book is both our platform and our frame work. Created by you, our members – it is a grassroots effort that is the bedrock of our beliefs.… Read the rest

 

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

Your Voice, Our Policies

It’s that time of the year again. The mornings are cool, the leaves are turning, chile is being roasted, and New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau members across the state are considering issues that need to be addressed with policy. Our policy book is both our platform and our frame work. Created by you, our members – it is a grassroots effort that is the bedrock of our beliefs.… Read the rest

 

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

Words Matter

What do you think of when you hear the word “comment?” Such a mild word, seems harmless, like having a comment on something doesn’t really matter.

A passing expression of opinion that doesn’t have a lasting impact.

But to the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and all governmental agencies whether State or Federal, a comment is a big deal.… Read the rest

 

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

So What Went Wrong

In the aftermath of the Organ Mountains being designated a National Monument by President Obama through the Antiquities Act, many are asking what went wrong? Didn’t people understand that when land is acquired by the Federal Government that the tax base shrinks and there is less revenue for the state? Don’t they know that attendance at National Monuments has been in a steady rate of decline and that it will never meet projected revenue expectations?Read the rest

 

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

Ideas and Elbow Grease

First I would like to say thank you to the New Mexico legislators who showed their support for our states’ farmers and ranchers by passing HB51, the Right to Farm Bill. The bill, which is sitting on the Governor’s desk waiting for her signature, eliminates the word “improperly” from one sentence in the current Right to Farm Act language.Read the rest