New federal food program to help NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Federal officials have approved a $152,000 grant to develop food production in rural parts of the state.

The funds are available to small food manufacturing businesses in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties.

Officials say the program aims to help build a network of locally grown products to provide underprivileged families in New Mexico with healthy food. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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