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From: Caren Cowan [mailto:nmcga@nmagriculture.org
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2018 2:33 PM
Subject: Drought Assistance Available
Importance: High

 

As of April 3, 2018, all of New Mexico was considered to be abnormally dry to extreme drought according to USDA’s drought monitor.  Nearly three-quarters of the state is in severe or extreme drought.  (See 4 files posted below on April 17 regarding drought assistance from the Farm Services Agency and being distributed by the NM Cattle Growers' Association.)

 

This isn’t news to you living out there, but it is important in terms of drought assistance that may be available from the USDA. Nearly all of the State’s 33 counties have either been declared in a drought or are adjacent to a county with a declared drought. (see list below)

 

The Severe and Extreme drought (D2 and D3 respectively) qualify for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock program (ELAP), the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) along with some loan program. The fact sheets on the three program are attached. If you are in need of assistance, please contact your local USDA Farm Service Agency for details.

 

As a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

 

Catron

Lea

Rio Arriba

San Miguel

Guadalupe

McKinley

Sandoval

Santa Fe

Harding

Grant

Mora

San Juan

Taos

 

Farmers and ranchers in the following contiguous counties in New Mexico also qualify for natural disaster assistance. Those counties are:

 

Bernalillo

Eddy

Roosevelt

Chaves

Sierra

Cibola

Lincoln

Socorro

Colfax

Los Alamos

Torrance

De Baca

Hidalgo

Quay

Luna

Union

Sierra


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NEW MEXICO HOT SPRINGS SCAT CATS PLACE 3rd IN NATIONAL 

ENVIROTHON COMPETITION AT MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY IN 

EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND.  

CONGRATULATIONS HOT SPRINGS SCAT CATS!!!

54 student teams representing the United States, Canada, and China put their skills to the test at the world’s largest high school-level natural resources education competition.

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2017 – A five-member team of high school students from Pennsylvania has been named the winner of the 2017 NCF-Envirothon, a leading environmental education program run by the National Conservation Foundation (NCF). The Hot Springs Scat Cats from Truth or Consequences, NM place third in the National competition and were awarded $5,000.  The top three scoring teams were awarded a total of $30,000 in cash prizes at an awards ceremony held at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on Friday.

This year, high schools from 45 states, seven Canadian provinces, and two Chinese provinces participated in the NCF-Envirothon at the state/provincial, regional, and international levels.

 “This year’s competitors blew the judges away with their advanced critical thinking skills and mastery of soils, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and agricultural soil and water conservation stewardship.” 

The top three teams from the 2017 NCF-Envirothon are:

Place

High School

City/County

State/Province

1st

Pencrest High School

Media, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

2nd

The Mount Academy

Esopus, New York

New York

3rd

Hot Springs High School

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

New Mexico



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