Udall Secures Strong Investments For New Mexico In Major Interior & Environment Funding Bill

“This bipartisan bill – which makes key investments to benefit and strengthen New Mexico, Indian Country, and the entire nation – is a great example of why the difficult work of the appropriations process is worth it. The bill provides strong resources to protect our public lands and the thriving outdoor economy they fuel, as well as funding key programs for Native and rural communities.

Final Farm Bill Includes Luján’s Priorities for Land Grants and Acequias

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Final Farm Bill Includes Luján’s Priorities for Land Grants and Acequias

Agreed-upon package also includes support for the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program and language that strengthens the Value-Added Producer Grant Program, both programs championed by the Congressman

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has announced that the Conference Report for H.R. 2, the final Farm Bill that will be voted on in the House, includes several of his priorities.

NM Delegation Urges Agriculture Committees to Include Farm Bill Provisions Helping Acequias and Land Grants Access Federal Resources

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NM Delegation Urges Agriculture Committees to Include Farm Bill Provisions Helping Acequias and Land Grants Access Federal Resources

Letter supports language in Farm Bill that would make New Mexico’s acequias and land grants eligible for federal conservation programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham, Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Lújan are urging the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to maintain a provision in the 2018 Farm Bill to make acequias eligible for federal resources through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

Luján Requests Hearing on Legislation to Recognize Traditional Land Uses in New Mexico

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Luján Requests Hearing on Legislation to Recognize Traditional Land Uses in New Mexico

[Washington, D.C.] – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) appeared before the House Committee on Natural Resources to call for action on his Land Grant and Acequia Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act, which would provide greater consultation between the federal government and New Mexico’s land grants and acequias. Luján’s legislation, introduced in July 2018, would for the first time recognize the traditional uses of land grants and acequias’ natural resources in New Mexico.