PUENTES
9:45 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

An Advocate for Hispanic and Women Farmers

New Mexico Farmers and Ranchers

    

An interview with Oscar Vasquez Butler, Past Dona Ana County Commissioner, and member of Hispanic Farmers & Ranchers of America Inc.

September 20, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with past Dona Ana County Commissioner, and member of Hispanic Farmers & Ranchers of America Inc., Oscar Vasquez Butler. After retiring as a Human Resources Manager, he began to farm a small pecan orchard and found he needed help, so he then joined the Hispanic farmers’ organization to seek advice on farming issues and to help other farmers. Butler says that a main issue for uniting Hispanic and women farmers is to gain rights denied to them by U.S. government agencies over the years.

Hispanic Farmers & Ranchers of America Inc. is working to help farmers and ranchers with funding, farming resources, water rights, and to end discrimination, not just in New Mexico, but the entire nation.