LAS CRUCES, N. M. - What once were the wide open spaces of New Mexico are slowly being sold off, as ranches are turned into housing developments instead of being passed on to heirs. It’s a change in the times noted at the recent Agricultural Land Conservation Forum hosted by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
Landowners in attendance learned about using agricultural conservation easements and related tax incentives to conserve their property. A group of New Mexico ranchers and farmers participated in a panel discussion about their experiences successfully using such easements, which also keep land in production. Among them was Dale Armstrong, who ranches near Magdalena.
Read more about the recent Agricultural Land Conservation Forum in Las Cruces here: