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Policy experts push greater support for New Mexico farmers


December 6, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Amid a pandemic that continues to alter global supply chains, food policy advocates met recently to discuss the future of sustainable agriculture in New Mexico, where "food deserts" have long separated hungry children from healthy lives.

The virtual conference on reimagining New Mexico's food economy focused on shifting the state's food chain toward supporting local farmers — a longstanding goal proponents say takes on even greater importance in the wake of the pandemic's effects on growers and consumers.

Krysten Aguilar, co-executive director of La Semilla Food Ce...

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