Oct 18 2019

Absentee & Early Voting Is Open

Absentee & Early Voting

For November 2019 Election is open!!!

Absentee voting by mail or in person

Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person at their local County Clerk’s office or an early voting location prior to Election Day. No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. You may now visit NMVote.org to request an absentee ballot, find an early voting location, and more! Request an Absentee Ballot Absentee voting begins on Tuesday, October 5, 2020 for the General Election. Request an absentee ballot by filling out an application and returning it to your local County Clerk. Applications can be obtained by:
  • Fill out an application online by Clicking Here
  • Contacting your County Clerk’s Officein person, phone, mail or email
  • Downloading an Absentee Ballot Application hereand mailing it or hand delivering it to your County Clerk’s Office
    • Absentee ballot requests through the Secretary of State’s website for the 2020 general election will be accepted until 11:59PM on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
    • Voters can request an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election from their county clerk through Friday, October 30, 2020. Requests must be made by this deadline in order for the absentee ballot to be mailed by the appropriate county clerk in a timely manner.
    • NOTE: All county clerks in New Mexico will provide early voting on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Because of the nature of postal delivery, the Secretary of State encourages any voter considering making an absentee ballot request on Friday, October 30, 2020, to consider voting in-person during early voting hours on Saturday, October 31, 2020, or to vote in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Applications must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020.  A ballot will be sent to voters who have properly filled out the application.  If the application was not completed correctly, a notification with the reason why the application was not accepted will be sent within 24 hours of receipt of the application. If you do not receive the absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than Monday, November 2, 2020. Request an Accessible Absentee Ballot For the first time in New Mexico, absentee voting has expanded to be more accessible.  Absentee ballots have been designed so that a voter who is blind or visually impaired may independently use their own nonvisual or low-vision technology to mark their ballot.
  • Fill out an application online by CLICKING HERE.
  • An email address is required for delivery of the electronic absentee ballot.
  • Please read and complete the certification document required to provide the electronic absentee ballot.
Applications must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020.  A ballot will be emailed to voters who have properly filled out the application and an official return envelope will be mailed and must be used to return the absentee ballot. If you do not receive an email with absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than the Monday, November 2, 2020. Return an Absentee Ballot All absentee ballots may be returned to the County Clerk’s Office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Election Day. Military or Overseas Voters – Please click here to find further information Early Voting Early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and continue through Saturday, October 31, 2020. Please check locations and hours of operation by visiting NMVote.org or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.  
Oct 17 2019

NMCGA Speech Contest / Enter Today!!!

New Mexico Cattle Growers Association

Speech Contest

Topic: “Beef Production: How does it contribute to Healthy Soils?”


Students across the New Mexico are invited to enter a speech contest, sponsored by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association (NMCGA).  This year’s theme is “Beef Production: How does it contribute to Healthy Soils?” NMCGA encourages students to describe how New Mexico agriculture impacts their daily life and how it will feed the world with the growing population while maintaining and enhancing our soils.

​We encourage all entrants to support their position with facts

Click Here For Contest Rules and Application

Oct 16 2019

Deadline Approaching for Cattle Growers/Purina Mills’ Scholarship

Click Here for Application

November 12, 2019, is the deadline for students to apply for four scholarships that will be made available by Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC). Scholarships will be presented at the 2019 Joint Stockmen’s Convention.

“We have some great young people in New Mexico agriculture, and want to help them as much as possible as they pursue their plans and dreams for the future,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay. “We truly appreciate Purina Mills and the members of our Allied Industries Committee making it possible.”

Two $1,000 Purina Mills scholarships will be awarded to a New Mexico student who is a member of the NMCGA, the New Mexico Junior Cattle Growers Association, or the child of an NMCGA member. Graduating high school seniors, and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the award. In addition, the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee and the Allied Industries Committee will also be presenting two $500 scholarships – one to a high school senior and one to a continuing college student.

Scholarship sponsors include: Purina Animal Health, Gary & Ginger Creighton, Portales; Dickinson Implement Co. , Tucumcari; Creighton’s Town & Country, Portales; Cortese Feed Supply, Fort Sumner; Circle S Feed Store, Carlsbad; Horse N Hound Feed N Supply, Las Cruces; Roswell Livestock & Farm Supply, Roswell and Bunks Feed and Supply, Hobbs.

“We understand how expensive college can be for young people and their families, and want to encourage all eligible students to apply for these scholarships,” Sidwell said. “We look forward to the opportunity to help some of New Mexico agriculture’s future leaders.”

The scholarships will be presented to the top applicants during the Joint Stockmen’s Convention slated for December 10 – 13, 2019 at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque. The application for the awards is available on the NMCGA website, www.nmagriculture.org or by contacting the NMCGA office at 505.247.0584 or via email at nmcga@nmagriculture.org. The deadline to apply is November 12, 2019.

Jul 17 2019

State Land Leases Due August 1.

The New Mexico State Land Office (SLO) has issued its’ lease renewals for 2019. Not every lease comes up for renewal every year. The SLO renews approximately one fifth of the leases every year.
      The leases look a bit different from those in years past but there are no significant changes in the lease that appear to be of concern. Every Commissioner has the flexibility to make changes to the lease. The 2019 leases are reflective of a new Commissioner.
      It is extremely important that grazing leases get their leases signed and turned back in by the deadline. If you don’t make the deadline and someone chooses to bid against you for the lease, you have no opportunity to match or exceed that bid.
      Your only protection against competitive bidding is to file and pay your lease by the August 1 deadline.
Should you have any questions, you may contact the NMCGA office at 505.247.0584 or email nmcga@nmagriculture.org .
Jul 17 2019

Second Dollar Collection for the Beef Checkoff is Coming.

Commencing on July 17, 2019 the New Mexico Beef Council will begin collecting a second dollar on the beef checkoff. This dollar is voluntary and is refundable but there are processes you must file.
      The second dollar is voluntary and was made possible by the passage of SB 193 in the 2019 New Mexico Legislature. The statute outlines a procedure regarding opting out of the second dollar and for a refund of the that second dollar if is collected.
      According to New Mexico law, the New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) is charged with the responsibility of collecting beef checkoff dollars. The initial dollar, often called the federal dollar, is in place and is not refundable nor is it possible to get a refund. Nothing has changed on that dollar.
      In the new statute states:
“Producers may elect not to participate in the council assessment for each duly registered New Mexico livestock brand through an application process. The application must be in writing, on a form prescribed by the council for that purpose. Incomplete information on an opt-out form may delay the processing of the form. Upon receipt of the completed form, the council shall notify the board. The board shall enter the request in the board brand database in order to stop collection of the council assessment for the given brand. The council assessment opt-out shall be in effect for three years from the application date. A producer may revoke the opt-out option at any time by request made through the council.”
The forms to opt out of the second dollar may be found at:
      If this form is not in place by July 16, 2019, you will be assessed the second dollar by the NMLB inspectors.
      If you pay the second dollar assessment, you may apply for a refund. The statute addresses refunds as follows:
“Any person who has paid a council assessment is entitled to a refund of the amount paid by making written application therefor to the council. The application form shall be returned within thirty days after the inspection was made giving rise to the council and shall contain enough detail to enable the council to find the record of payment. Refunds shall be made within thirty days of the date of the application unless the proceeds and the necessary information have not been received by the council, in which case the refund shall be made within fifteen days after receipt of the proceeds and necessary information. The form shall be provided by the council.”
This refund application may also be found at:
Should you have any questions or need further information, please visit the New Mexico Beef Council website at https://www.nmbeef.com/ , call the Beef Council at 505.841.9407 or write to 1209 Mountain Road Place NE, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

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