Luján Highlights Resources for New Mexico Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers in Informational Webinar with USDA Officials

Nambé, N.M. –To help New Mexico farmers and ranchers through the pandemic economy, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) hosted an informational webinar with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials. The panelists, which included USDA officials from the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE), Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), discussed how New Mexicans can access USDA resources and answered questions about program requirements and benefits.

“As a small farmer in Nambé, and now as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I understand firsthand how vital agriculture is for New Mexico’s local economies. Farmers, ranchers, and producers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect from the federal government, and I was proud to bring USDA officials together to highlight how New Mexicans can take advantage of available programs and assistance,” said Luján.  

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for the agriculture industry, which is why I fought to secure more than $5 billion in debt relief and technical assistance in the American Rescue Plan for Hispanic, Black, and Native American farmers and ranchers who have faced widespread and longstanding discrimination and have not seen their fair share pandemic relief,” continued Luján.  



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