New Mexico State University and other agricultural organizations in the state will be sharing more than $1 million in federal funding that is intended to help farmers and ranchers with marketing their products.
New Mexico State University will receive almost $500,000 to help organic livestock and crop producers become more competitive in the market.
The USDA is giving more than $538,000 to organizations in the state that help create economic opportunities for family farmers and rural communities, the Associated Press reported. Delicious New Mexico will get $100,000 of the money to expand the Espanola Food Hub with marketing, outreach and other initiatives. Santa Fe's Pinyon Foundation is to receive $100,000 to create and use Spanish multimedia campaigns to help promote farmers' markets across the country.
Five other organizations will also receive money.