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Bills Seek to Protect Agricultural Land

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SB 112 (Cisneros) and HB 112 (Gonzales) – Definition of Agricultural Land for Taxation address a critical issue in acequia communities – the change in tax status from agricultural land to other status (vacant, residential, etc.). State law and tax regulations allow county assessors to have a special method of valuation for agricultural lands used […]

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Acequias as Global Heritage – February Green Fire Times

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The February issue of Green Fire Times is dedicated to Acequias as Global Heritage. View the online version. This is one of several articles included which is written by Don Bustos, officer of the NM Acequia Association: VALENCIA AND NEW MEXICO'S HERMANAMIENTO CEREMONY: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE In September 2014, along with other members of the […]

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Acequia Funding Opportunity Announced

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The Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) has announced the availability of funding for acequia projects. A total of $2 million was appropriated by the NM State Legislature in 2014 and $1,700,000 will be available for construction while $300,000 was set aside for design costs. The application for funding will be available in early February, according to […]

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