Expert: Wheat farmers report abundant yield

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Lennis Dunn empties grain out of his combine. He said the grain will be sold to AGP Grain Marketing, a buyer they have dealt with for years. “We’re kind of a loyal bunch,” he said. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hoyt Pattison, 77, disappeared with some tools inside his […]

AgSense: Planting plans should begin before harvest

By Rex Kirksey: Guest columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we all hope the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management tool […]

Wheat harvest overflowing

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Jerome Provencio loads grain into a truck Monday at the Friona Wheat Growers Association’s Grady station. (CNJ Correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The end of the wheat harvest is still two weeks away and one area elavator is already overflowing. Jimmy Schell, manager of the Friona Wheat Grower’s Grady station, said […]

Wheat farmers cash in on rain

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By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Wheat farmers in Curry County are feeling pretty good about their crops this year. Of course, had they been the recipient of one more timely rainfall, they would be feeling even better. Harvest on this season’s wheat crop began in earnest over the last week and dryland farmers, the majority […]