Opportunity stems from pandemic shortages

May 30, 2020

Fewer steps in any process can reduce the margin for error, and as the nation is facing significant challenges to its industrial food system highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, it…

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NM Supreme Court asked to weigh in on stream access dispute that no one can agree on

May 12, 2020

Kendra Chamberlain at New Mexico Political Report unpacks the controversy over New Mexico’s stream access law, and the pending lawsuit between pro-access groups and the state. She writes, “Groups on…

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New Mexico senators weigh in on stream access

April 24, 2020

New Mexico’s two U.S. senators are wading more deeply into a stream access debate that’s been simmering for years. U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, both Democrats, this week…

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Women In Ranching Program forges new ways of connecting

April 23, 2020

Ranching can be an isolating profession in a good year. But the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the few staples of social contact women ranchers rely on. A program led by…

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Expanding efforts to keep ‘cows over condos’ are protecting land across the West

April 11, 2020

Across the West, a growing number of ranchers and farmers are seeking conservation easements to stave off the big-box stores, self-storage complexes and residential construction consuming millions of acres of fertile open…

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Ranchers see universal lessons in combating lonesomeness

April 6, 2020

As millions of individuals nationwide attempt to adhere to “stay at home” orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, rancher Amber Smith is quick to admit…

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Surviving isolation: It’s OK to ask for help

April 4, 2020

Not everyone is suited to rural life — or social distancing — but there are some lessons from rural life that might be applicable during the novel coronavirus outbreak. First and…

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Ranch mom shares 5 tips for coping with social distancing

April 3, 2020

Amanda Radke visits with fellow ranch mom, Amber Smith, about habits we can adopt to help us deal with the emotional toll of COVID-19. Smith is the Women in Ranching…

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Farm-to-table operations now taking an online farm-to-public approach in the age of coronavirus

April 3, 2020

Farmers, ranchers who’ve lost restaurant business are coming up with new ways of reaching customers. This piece shares the stories of several creative Colorado farmers and ranchers responding to the…

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Opinion: Conservation and restoration of our precious land

February 4, 2020

The future of New Mexico over the next 100 years will depend on actions taken today to ensure our natural resources continue to provide our most essential needs. The New…

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Editorial: Using oil surplus to help restore habitat worth the investment

January 27, 2020

A bill that would dedicate a portion of the state’s record oil and gas revenues to a permanent fund for habitat restoration and sustainable agriculture projects deserves serious consideration from…

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New Mexico bill would divert oil and gas money to restoration

January 22, 2020

Skyrocketing oil and natural gas production in southeastern New Mexico continues to produce record-setting state revenue. A broad coalition of agricultural and environmental groups believe some of that money should…

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- Theodore Roosevelt

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