Beginning Nov. 9, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office plans to conduct an up to 200-acre prescribed burn near San Pedro in two units. 
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will host two pesticide disposal events in the state during the month of November. The disposal events will allow agricultural producers, licensed pesticide dealers, pest control companies, golf courses and homeowners to properly dispose of unwanted pesticides at no cost to participants.
Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are looking at a potential window to implement the previously announced La Presa prescribed burn on Mesa los Indios near Forest Road 473. If conditions are favorable, crews could treat the 1,200-acre unit as early as the last week of October.
The farming and ranching industry was found to be the second-most favorable industry in the state of New Mexico, according to a recent survey conducted by The Garrity Group Public Relations firm. The farming and ranching industry received a 77% approval rating from a pool of 408 adult New Mexican residents.
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after the House passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, legislation to modernize U.S. energy policy, make strong investments in clean energy, and create American jobs.
The Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team assigned to the Medio Fire on the Santa Fe National Fire (SFNF) completed a rapid assessment of the fire’s effects, including the potential for post-fire flooding, erosion and sedimentation
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) secured a bipartisan amendment in the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act to establish a nonprofit partner to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that would channel private-sector investments and accelerate the commercialization of innovative energy technologies.