Currently in post-production, Pico De Gallo follows two poultry farmers in New Mexico as they come to terms with food safety regulations.

Two farmers, one from the Embudo, and the other from the Socorro, come head-to-head with the USDA after the state meat inspection authority is disbanded. Unprepared for what they might face at the hands of federal government inspection of their small farms, Johnny and Tom have two very different strategies which have unexpected consequences.

Pico De Gallo raises questions of food security and government transparency. Is food security based on many small farms, or centralized processing plants? What is the USDA's position, and where does the small farmer fit into the plan?

Ocate, NM

Ocate, NM

Filming a rusted-out car body in an arroyo outside of Ocate, NM. The film crew is on its way to Interview Alan Lackey of Canyon River Beef.

Embudo, NM

Embudo, NM

During production, we try to cover all the angles.

Embudo, NM

Embudo, NM

A shipment of milo arrives at Embudo Valley Organics for incorporation into their line of certified organic poultry feed.

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Food Security

Socorro, New Mexico-based farmer Tom Delahanty can account for the health of every bird, from its arrival as a chick to its processing and sale as a tender broiler.