Report: Healthy soil, local food systems key for NM agriculture

Healthy soil is drought-resistant and produces more nutritious food. And New Mexico “could gain economically by building soil health and feeding its own people,” reads the “New Mexico Farm and Food Economy” report from the Crossroads Resource Center. The report notes that New Mexico farmers sell about $3.1 billion of food products every year. But New Mexicans spend $6.5 billion annually on food grown outside of the state.