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 .