Organic farming conference to be held

The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference will be held Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque, according to a news release. The conference, to be held at the Marriot Albuquerque Pyramid North, will include 30 production and marketing workshops and a large exhibitor hall for producers to learn about organic farming. The registration fee is $100 for […]

Factory farming necessary

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist I’ve been considering moving to a “working cattle ranch” in Ribera after broadcast icon Don Imus invited me (and anyone listening to his show) to come farm sustainably on his 4,000 acre Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer Thursday. This past week the I-Man, as he’s been known on radio, […]

Losing track of tractors

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The other day, as I drove home from work, I noticed that the field of tractors on the Portales road has been greatly reduced in number. Apparently a great many of the old, even antique pieces of farm equipment, informally displayed on that field, have found new homes. I am […]

Ag Sense: Proper seed selection can pay off at harvest

By Rex Kirksey With the recent changes in the economics of farming, every decision that affects the farm’s profitability needs to be made wisely and carefully.

Farming foundation of future

By Mark Marsalis: Ag Sense In this day and age, it is easy to lose focus on what is important, and we often forget about the many blessings that we’ve been given. Agriculture is one such example. It has been said that “If you eat or wear clothes, then you are involved in agriculture”; I […]

Library Books

The following books are available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library: My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives by Michael Diamond was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Marcus Grau. A clinical psychiatrist analyzes each stage of life for father and son and demonstrates the power […]

Doak, Orville

Orville W. Doak, 95, of Lubbock, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 23, 1910, in Silverton, Texas, to Vernon and Edna Doak. He married Jessie Fay Cooper in Clayton on June 2, 1932. After his wife’s death in 1994, he married Anna Hamilton in 1996. He taught school for 30 […]

World Trade Organization talks break down

Niko Price CANCUN, Mexico — Talks designed to change the face of farming around the world collapsed Sunday amid differences between rich and poor nations, the second failure for the World Trade Organization in four years. ‘‘It’s over,’’ said George Odour Ong’wen, a Kenyan delegate. ‘‘The differences were very wide, and it was impossible to […]

Dryland farming may not be a viable option

By Tony Farkas Since the High Plains’ economy is based on agriculture, and since water for crops and livestock may soon be in short supply, one solution seems obvious: Farmers should stop irrigating and raise dryland crops. But that won’t work, most agricultural experts agree. “I don’t see that happening, not in my lifetime,” said […]

Farmers already feeling effects of disappearing water supply

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Donald Jones of Farwell said lack of water and increased costs have driven him out of farming. By Haley Rice and Dave Gragg Donald Jones has been farming 29 years, but he has had enough. He loves farming and would continue, but said he’s running out of water on his Farwell farm. And Jones is […]