Monthly Archives: June 2013

Burqueños March Against Monsanto

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GMO Debates

Southern New Mexico Farmer Talks GMOs

RJF Farms has been in the Franzoy family for four generations, and in that time, a lot has changed. The farm, with property in both Hatch and Las Cruces, N.M., grows between 800 and 1,200 acres of pecans, onions, chile, corn, hay, wheat and cotton. When genetically modified seeds began hitting the market in the early 2000s, Ronnie Franzoy jumped at the chance to try something new to increase his profit. This year, he says, about one-third of the crops he planted come from genetically modified seeds…read more

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Election Day

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District

The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District oversees dams, levees and ditches along 150 miles from Cochiti Reservoir to the Bosque del Apache. Although the District’s primary mission is protecting water rights for farmers and ensuring equitable distribution of resources, it also promotes recreation and nature exploration along the river’s banks…more

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