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NM Ag Secretary Discusses Drought and Adaptation

September 24, 2021 It’s been another challenging year for New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers, who have experienced drought and, in some places, extreme precipitation events. New Mexico Department of Agriculture Secretary Jeff Witte spoke with environment reporter Laura Paskus about conditions and what they mean for farmers, as well as consumers. Witte also talks about how what’s happening in the Colorado River Basin, cannabis, climate change, and the “highest and best” uses of water in the arid Southwest.   

Correspondent: Laura Paskus 

Guest: Jeff Witte, New Mexico Agriculture Department Secretary 

For More Information: 

New Mexico drought hinders agriculture industryDaily Lobo 

Heat is on for New Mexico chile farmers – Santa Fe New Mexican 

New Mexico Department of Agriculture