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Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Health updated the list of New Mexico counties that have met the requirements outlined in the “Red to Green” framework. Locally, Hidalgo and Catron counties have obtained the low-risk Turquoise Level that shows they have reached the medium risk Green Level for two consecutive biweekly map updates. Currently, Grant and Luna counties have remained in the high-risk Yellow Level. In Grant County, cases per 100,000 inhabitants is at 16.70 percent with a positivity rate of 3.11%. In addition, Luna County cases per 100,000 is 11.4 percent with a positivity rate of 2.95 percent.
This week USDA Rural Development and the Agricultural Council of America celebrates National Ag Day to honor farmers and ag producers across the country for the hard work they put forth to bring food to our tables. According to a release, the Agricultural Council of America was created in 1973 to bring attention to agricultural production, including:
- Understanding how food and fiber products are produced
- Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant, and affordable products
- Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy
- Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, and fiber industry
In addition, the USDA Rural Development supports ag producers through various financing programs such as the Value-Added Producer Grant. Information on grant application can be found at rd.usda.gov/programs
Trash to Treasure, a Silver City based recycling group is seeking volunteers to assist in diverting reusable and recyclable items from the landfill and turn them into valuable commodities and useful products. Volunteering interested in learning more are encouraged to visit the website online at T2T.green
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