One of New Mexico’s oldest industries is farming and ranching. It was the Indian Pueblos, Spanish settlers and 19th century homesteaders of the Southwest that created the idea of the American dream. Today, thousands of New Mexicans rely on farming and ranching for their livelihoods. But those jobs are now under siege by politicians like Congressman Heinrich who believe Washington knows what’s best for rural America.

They’re wrong.

There is nothing more important in America right now than creating jobs and growing the economy. If we want to protect New Mexico’s agriculture industry, we’re going to need Washington to work for us again. That means lowering taxes, placing a moratorium on job-killing regulations and giving farmers and ranchers more control over their land.