U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data. Producers will be able to submit applications that include these commodities on Monday, July 13, 2020. 
Tom Udall Senator For New Mexico
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma.
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish News
On June 23, 2020, Sandoval County Judge James A. Noel ordered Cody W. Davis of Arnegard, N.D. to pay $74,000 in restitution to the state for poaching a trophy mule deer buck.
During a remote hearing of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, announced plans to introduce legislation to address the growing threat of COVID-19 scams by empowering the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general to hold bad actors accountable. 
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today announced the launch of her Office’s updated business filing system that will now accommodate the creation of “benefit corporations,” a business designation that will allow for more socially responsible investments in New Mexico.
The Bureau of Land Management will host a public scoping meeting on the travel and transportation planning process for the Horsethief Mesa Travel Management Area (TMA).
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will re-enact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the state. 
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association (GPTCA), the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and the National Congress of American Indians Fund (NCAI Fund) applaud the D.C. District Court’s decision today to vacate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Oahe easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to require the removal of all oil flowing through the pipeline by August 5, 2020.
During a remote hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee focused on addressing the urgent needs of Tribal communities, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, called for action to address the inequities facing Tribal nations that have been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each week the Valley Daily Post features a few pets that are ready for adoption at the Española Humane. Take a look at this week’s highlighted pets and then drop by the shelter to see the whole selection.
With the recent State Legislative special session where projected funding for higher education was reduced, the NM Higher Education Department required all higher education institutions to create budget adjustments.
The New Mexico State Police needs assistance in finding Christopher Trujillo (42) of Albuquerque, NM.  He was last seen on June 30, 2020, leaving St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe on foot.  He is described as 5’7” tall, weighing 165 lbs., with Hazel eyes and black hair.  He has family in Española, but it is unknown where he might be or what clothing he was wearing.

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