Project Summary

In 2016, thirteen regional meetings were held with diverse stakeholders across the state and community members identified several agriculture-related issues. Following these meetings, a background report was published, and an Agricultural Resilience Task Force of industry leaders and experts was assembled to develop solutions. The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan was the result of the Task Force’s work. The implementation of this plan is critical to achieve greater agricultural and natural resource resiliency and ensure stability for the next generations of farmers and ranchers.

To learn more about the initiative, please reach out to Sharon Berman or Valerie Rangel.


  • As of May, 2023, The Economic Viability and Land & Water teams discontinued their meetings. Please feel free to contact New Mexico First if you have any questions at

2022 Legislation

Food Farm and Hunger Initiative. The largest investment increase in food and agriculture in recent state history, the initiative includes over $24 million in the executive budget recommendation to support and expand statewide food and hunger initiatives administered across eight state agencies. For more information, see the 1.28.22 press release from the office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and a 1.21.22 letter in support of the initiative to the NM Legislature signed by nearly 30 organizations and entities around the state.

Farmer and Rancher Survey

Ag Resilience – Farmer and Rancher COVID-19 Survey. This 2020 report is based on a survey released in late March of 2020. The core goal of this survey was to gain insight from the agricultural industry about impacts within the first 30 days of the COVID-19 pandemic. This data, while a snapshot in time, will be used to inform policy and systems change needs to build recommendations for relief and recovery efforts to sustain and build agricultural resilience in New Mexico.

Foundational Materials

Additional Materials