The New Mexico Agricultural community thanks Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, Mark Ronchetti, and Bob Walsh, NM candidates for U.S. Senate, joined us for an agricultural forum. You can view it here

NMF&LB does not endorse or support any candidate for political office. All candidates have been invited to participate in the agriculture forums.

Congressman Ben Ray grew up in Nambe, a small farming community north of Santa Fe, bordered by the Nambe and Pojoaque Pueblos. He attended the University of New Mexico and earned a B.B.A. at New Mexico Highlands University. He currently serves as the Assistant Speaker in the 116th Congress and is the highest-ranking Hispanic in Congress.

Mark Ronchetti lives in Albuquerque with his wife and two daughters. He attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and then moved to Colorado, before settling in New Mexico in 1998. He became a certified meteorologist and went on to become the Chief Meteorologist for Albuquerque's CBS-affiliated news station.

Bob Walsh is a scientist who specializes in nuclear safety. He has an Masters in Biology from UNM, a Masters in Mathematics from San Diego St. University, and a Bachelors in Physics from Caltech. Bob has been in New Mexico for over 50 years, where he and his son founded Rocky Mountain EMS.