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New Mexico’s Chile Crop Challenges | The Line

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December 20, 2019 – The New York Times published a story bemoaning the woes of chile producers in New Mexico this year, and forecasting a threat to the future of New Mexico’s signature crop. Are New Mexicans too complacent about the threat, or is the situation not as dire as the article suggests? Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the fate of the state’s most famous veggie.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For More Information:
Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico ChileThe New York Times

Eating chilies cuts risk of death from heart attack and stroke, study saysCNN

Our Land: Climate Change and New Mexico’s Water Supply

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April 11, 2019 – On this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus looks at how rising temperatures around the globe affect us here in New Mexico. She heads to the Rio Grande in Algodones to see how climate change is forcing irrigators to innovate.The interview is a companion piece to the broadcast of the national PBS series “Sinking Cities.”

Guests:
Dave Gensler, hydrologist, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
Mike Hamman, CEO, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District