An Advocate for Hispanic and Women Farmers
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.