At the corner of Hopewell and Espinacitas streets, behind a chain-link fence, sits an unassuming little house with construction materials strewn about the dirt yard. But what the building lacks in polish, it makes up in heart.
In a windowless meeting room at Santa Fe Community College, Charlotte Pollard, whom PNM hired to facilitate the second of 11 public meetings to discuss the company’s future energy sources, attempted to quell the crowd.
When it comes to federal farm subsidies, New Mexico—with a mere $76 million to Texas’ $1.5 billion last year—isn’t exactly raking it in. But in Santa Fe County, more than half of the subsidies go to one family for one thing—corn. King corn.