State Oil Conservation Division can issue fines for spills

Soon the state’s Oil Conservation Division will have the ability to issue civil fines when oil and natural gas industry spills occur. The Oil Conservation Commission approved a final order to amend the state’s release rule during a meeting on Thursday. This unanimous vote came approximately one month after it was discussed and approved during… Continue reading State Oil Conservation Division can issue fines for spills

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week (July 18-26): Timeline of Latino Farmer Movements in the U.S.

Lessons Learned From My Beloved Father As we celebrate Latino Conservation Week (July 18-26), I have been reflecting on my own experiences as a Chicana and of people who helped shape my views of the conservation movement. For me, conservation means stewarding our lands to preserve and respect all living things. The history of the… Continue reading Celebrating Latino Conservation Week (July 18-26): Timeline of Latino Farmer Movements in the U.S.

Dec. 2020 increase in global temperature vs. 1900s average

Climate AdaptationDrought-Stricken Western Districts Plan New Ways to Store WaterBy Leslie KaufmanJuly 7, 2021, 7:00 AM EDT https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-08/la-nina-odds-rise-in-added-threat-to-drought-weary-u-s-west Sites Reservoir Project is slated to sit near the Sacramento River an hour north of California’s capital.Driving through the Sacramento valley an hour north of California’s capital, most travelers notice nothing but a few cows grazing on… Continue reading Dec. 2020 increase in global temperature vs. 1900s average

Scientists have long warned climate change threatens our food security. Now they’re finding solutions.

We’ve barely scratched the surface on the potential of plants.A farmer carries rice seedlings to be planted in a paddy field at a village in Nagaon district of India’s northeastern state of Assam, on July 3, 2021.Photo by Str / Xinhua / Getty ImagesNathanael Johnson Sr. Staff WriterPublishedJul 08, 2021 https://grist.org/article/scientists-have-long-warned-climate-change-threatens-our-food-security-now-theyre-finding-solutions/ Climate progress is possible.… Continue reading Scientists have long warned climate change threatens our food security. Now they’re finding solutions.

Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds

A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.The Long Loch and Derrickson Lake wildfires burning in British Columbia on June 30.Credit…BC Wildfire Service, via Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBy Henry FountainJuly 7, 2021 The extraordinary heat wave that scorched the… Continue reading Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds

Government Subsidies: Mexico’s Advantage Leads to Increased Imports

JULY 8, 2021 EXPORTS/IMPORTS,  FLORIDA,  GEORGIA,  TOP POSTSBy Clint Thompson Government Subsidies: Mexico’s Advantage Leads to Increased Imports One of the key factors in Southeast producers’ fight against increased imports are subsidies. Growers and industry leaders have said for years that the Mexican government provides subsidies to its producers.Farmers can afford to sell their produce… Continue reading Government Subsidies: Mexico’s Advantage Leads to Increased Imports

Invitation for July 13, 5pm Mountain Time campaign for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) in support of HR 3339 introduced by Rep. Davis (D-IL)

Please join New Mexico State Senator Bill Tallman, LULAC New Mexico Past State Director Dennis Montoya, JD,, and Rudy Arredondo President of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers,  for a zoom discussion on Tuesday July 13 at 5pm Mountain Time, on the campaign for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) and the role of New Mexico… Continue reading Invitation for July 13, 5pm Mountain Time campaign for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) in support of HR 3339 introduced by Rep. Davis (D-IL)

The high cost of farming, part one: Inflation takes its toll

When South Dakota farmer Tom Davis started shopping for a new equipment shed, he was floored by the dealer’s quote. “I originally heard it was going to be $65 per square foot. Then it went to $80 per square foot for a 100-by-160-foot building,” says Davis, who grows corn, soybeans and cattle with his brother… Continue reading The high cost of farming, part one: Inflation takes its toll

Piling On the Push for Immigration Overhaul

Source: Politico Pro July 2, 2021 Ryan McCrimmon and Ximena Bustillo   “The National Pork Producers Council is the latest industry group pressing Congress to come up with a solution for worsening labor shortages to be fixed by foreign workers. On Thursday, the group launched its “Year Round Pork Needs Year-Round Workers” campaign to highlight… Continue reading Piling On the Push for Immigration Overhaul