Help advocate for resources supporting farmers and ranchers in transitioning to more resilient management approaches: HB 89 “The Healthy Soil Tax Refund Contribution Option” is a way to provide additional funds for the NM Healthy Soil Program administered by NMDA.
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Update: March 2nd, 2021:
Dear supporters of HB89, Healthy Soil Tax Refund Contribution Option: the bill sailed through Senate Conservation this morning with much enthusiasm, given an unanimous “do pass” from by the Committee!
Update from February 12, 2021: HB 89 passed unanimously on the House floor!
Update from February 8, 2021: HB 89 passed unanimously during the Taxation & Revenue Committee hearing! Your emails, phone calls and public comments are making a real difference! You can watch the recording of the hearing (starting at 11:28am).
Update from February 2nd, 2021: HB 89 passed unanimously during the Agriculture & Water Resources Committee hearing! You can watch the recording here, starting at 9:40AM. THANK YOU to all who emailed, made phone calls and gave public comment! It was especially heartening to witness such strong support from New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers –keep up this critical advocacy!
→ Read the introduced bill
HB 89 Healthy Soil Tax Refund Contribution Option
Sponsors: Representatives Jack Chatfield, Christine Chandler, Nathan Small, Gail Armstrong and Melanie Stansbury