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Category: NMCGA President’s Letter

by José Varela López

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

In a letter dated July 20, 1794 President Washington wrote: “I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares.”

Obviously President Washington’s words have been borne out over these past centuries as all of American agriculture has continued to evolve into a very efficient and productive industry that utilizes science to make meaningful improvements year after year.Read the rest

 

by José Varela López

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

You would think that the federal government, with all of its taxpayer funded resources, would be at the forefront in utilizing science to justify their proposed actions. But you’d be wrong. Apparently the same lack of science that has empowered many agencies such as the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to list numerous animal and plant species as threatened and endangered, or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare that global warming is definitively caused by human activities has now permeated the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the form of the proposed “2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans”.

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by José Varela López

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

As we embark on this new year, our 101st, which will undoubtedly come with new challenges and opportunities, I wanted to reflect on our first 100 years once more. As an organization, NMCGA owes a deep debt of gratitude to each and every one of you and your families for the part you have played in helping to make the industry that we have today an enduring and irreplaceable part of New Mexico’s history.

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by Pat Boone

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

We are very grateful for all who attended and participated in the Joint Stockmen’s Convention and New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association 100th anniversary celebration. We hope it was as informative and entertaining for you as it was for us. It’s always invigorating to spend time with folks who share common customs and culture, to delve into discussions of industry advances and constraints while meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.

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by Pat Boone

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

Each month as I sit down to write this letter my intention is to share with you the issues we are working on and how these issues may impact our individual businesses and the industry at large, not to mention our customs and culture. Needless to say, most of what I write is not positive, but that is simply a reflection of the challenges that we face.

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by Pat Boone

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

Fall is definitely in the air. Not only has the State Fair come and gone but the trees have started to change color and there’s a nip in the air. And in rural New Mexico the surest sign of fall is that everyone is either branding large calves or remnants, moving cattle to lower elevation pastures or shipping cattle, purchasing winter hay, selling calves, or simply canning food and chopping firewood before winter starts to settle in.

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by Pat Boone

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

It’s hard to believe that we’re already saying goodbye to summer, but with the 76th edition of the New Mexico State Fair almost underway and green chile roasting in backyards and store parking lots alike, I realize that it’s true. Hopefully that means that you’ll have a chance to spend a day or two at the Fair supporting the youth who are proudly displaying their show animals and demonstrating the maturity and confidence that comes with hard work and dedication to a project.

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