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Value-Added Agriculture

New Mexico: Rooted in Agriculture

November 5, 2019

New Mexico is the ideal location to start, grow, or expand your value-added agriculture or food processing business.

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New Mexico Hops Growers Association to Host “Hoptoberfest” Saturday

October 18, 2019

Attendees will get to sample and purchase pints of the beers made with local hops that were created by nine local breweries.

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Santa Fe-Based Food Processing Company to Open New Facility

August 15, 2019

New Mexico Fresh Foods will use High Pressure Processing technology to extend the shelf life of food and enable produce to be shipped to a wider area.

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Support New Mexico Farmers in National Farmers Market Week

August 8, 2019

Aiming to raise awareness and support for local farmers markets around the country, National Farmers’ Market Week runs from August 4 through August 10.

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New Mexico’s 2019 Chile Season Begins a Few Weeks Early

July 30, 2019

While chile is normally roasted and sold in mid-September, this season crops across the state are being harvested earlier.

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NASA scientist and New Mexico native Jacob Torres with the chile species to be sent to space

New Mexico Chiles Head to Space via NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat

July 29, 2019

With input from an Española native and NASA researcher, a hybrid version of an Española chile plant has been selected to be grown in space.

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Hatch Chili Pepper Season

Prepare for Hatch Valley Chili Season with 4 Delicious Recipes

July 23, 2019

Hatch Valley chili pepper season is just around the corner. Get some recipes ready to take advantage of the best chilis in the world when they’re fresh!

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First Crop Hemp New Mexico

New Hemp Co. With Millions in Funding Crops Up in Santa Fe

June 21, 2019

Five industry experts have gathered in Santa Fe for the founding of First Crop, a public benefit corporation looking to bring hemp to New Mexico soil.

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CBD Made in New Mexico: Rich Global Hemp (RGH) Coming to Mesilla

May 20, 2019

RGH announced today it’s launching growing operations for hemp and CBD extraction in Mesilla, where it plans to hire 180 people in the next 18 months.

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Stampede Meat Charges Toward Growth

December 10, 2018

December 7th, 2018 — Stampede Meat intends to drive growth with the opening of its new processing facility in Sunland Park, New Mexico. The company recently celebrated the grand opening of the plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by New Mexico Economic Development Dept. Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel and local dignitaries — as improvements to the…

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