- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be visiting eastern New Mexico to meet with dairy farmers as many continue to dig out their livestock nearly two weeks after a massive winter storm.

Martinez has requested federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue an additional disaster declaration for the region to make more resources and assistance available to farmers and ranchers.

Martinez declared an emergency earlier this month after more than two feet of snow fell in some areas and strong winds helped to form drifts that overtook corrals, buried livestock and reached the eaves of milk barns and bunkhouses.

The governor on Wednesday will be visiting the Rajen Dairy in Clovis and the Three Amigos Dairy in Dexter.

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