NMCGA Presidents Letter

by Rex Wilson

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Cattlemen,

Much of the state has received some much needed and much prayed for rain.

It will take more to cover everyone and much more to catch up from the severe drought. But the green and tinge of green that we see in lots of places certainly makes us feel better!

It hardly seems possible, but it is time to once again begin preparation for the Legislature. Although we are months away from the Session itself, Interim Legislative Committees are meeting across the state. Their agendas gives some look as to what might come in the 2014 Legislature.

If a committee is meeting near you, it is well worth your time to sit in for awhile and to get to know the legislators who sit on these committees. They will remember you come Legislature. If you want to find details of these meetings, please check the website, www.nmagricutlure.org or contact the office. These meetings will run until November.

The plan is to hold legislative training at the upcoming Fall Board of Directors meeting slated for August 28 in Santa Fe. Watch the website, your email or Facebook for details shortly.

NMCGA members and staff continue to work on a wide variety of issues from wolves to jumping mice and federal land management plans. Our Congress is on recess this month. If you will have the opportunity to visit with them, please contact the office for a list of talking points.

With only four and half months left (but who’s counting) we are coming down to the wire on the goal of recruiting 400 new members by December 2013. We are well within range of making if not surpassing that goal. If each one of you would recruit just ONE new member . . . or join if you are not already a member, we can start 2014 as a stronger voice for ranch families and private property rights.

You can join now by visiting the website or calling the office at 505/247.0584.

Hope to see you down the road soon. Keep up those prayers for rain.

Sincerely, Rex Wilson



PS:  I knew I would leave a legislator out last month
and sure enough I did. I don’t know how any of us could
overlook President-Pro Tem Tim Jennings.  Sorry Senator!