SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – An effort to address food insecurity and promote sustainable practices in New Mexico is making its way through the legislature. House Bill 207 would create a Food, Hunger, and Farm Council to expand and improve existing food and hunger programs, support food production within the state, promote sustainable practices, and foster job creation in the food and agricultural sector.
“In times of pandemic, in times of drought, in times of economic crisis, we need to have the infrastructure in place across departments to have [a] strong, vibrant, meaningful, authentic partnership,” said Lilly Irvin-Vitela with New Mexico First. This weekend, the bill passed the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee, and next heads to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.
Read the bill in full below: