Luján Highlights New Mexico Wins Secured in Farm Bill Framework

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, issued the following statement on the release of The Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act which puts the 2024 Farm Bill back on track to being signed into law this year:

“Today, Chair Stabenow released a strong bipartisan framework for the Farm Bill that will deliver for New Mexico farmers and ranchers, fight hunger, and help our rural communities thrive. This framework that I helped develop is the product of three years of traveling across New Mexico hearing directly from farmers, ranchers, nutrition advocates, and state and local leaders on how the Farm Bill can meet their needs.

“That’s why I was proud to help write this legislation to ensure that it contributes to the success of New Mexico’s agriculture industry while helping keep healthy food on the table for working families. From supporting historically underserved producers, to protecting SNAP, ensuring programs work better for Western producers, and improving federal resources for acequia management, this legislation makes much-needed strides to further New Mexico’s growing agriculture industry.

“For too long, local farmers, ranchers, and producers have been shut out of the conversations that directly impact their agricultural needs. I was proud to take the critical conversations that we had to create a Farm Bill that will help support New Mexico’s agriculture sector. I look forward to using this framework to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to help our farmers, ranchers, producers, and their families get the relief and support they deserve.”

A full summary of the bill is available here. A section-by-section is available here


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