Poor cotton harvest doesn’t deter couple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Houston and Mary Lee’s family has farmed cotton on land west of Floyd for five generations. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County’s cotton scene has nearly disappeared, and this season’s crop fell below usual amounts, according to two farmers. Mary and Houston Lee, who live near Floyd, said […]

Cotton harvest coming to close

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Juan Cruz, left, and Ulises Vazquez pack a bale of cotton Tuesday at the Parmer County Cotton Grower’s Co-op in Farwell. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cotton production rose slightly this year as farmers finish up harvesting cotton crops stunted by bad weather. Craig Rohrbach, general manager of the […]

Farmers: Weather great for peanut harvest

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Kenneth Cox dumps a load of freshly harvested peanuts into a trailer Wednesday evening southeast of Dora. Cox said the crop is average this year. He expects to be done harvesting in about three days. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico This summer’s weather has had an effect on the […]

Corn silage harvest gets late start

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Kevin Breshears of Breshears Farms checks corn for moisture Saturday morning in a field west of Portales. The corn harvest for silage has been delayed because of moisture content. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico This year’s corn silage harvest is off to a late start, according to area harvesters. […]

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.

Recent moisture too late for wheat harvest

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones his year’s harvests would be a complete opposite of last year when dryland wheat crops received enough moisture to produce 1.5 million bushels of winter wheat compared to the 453,300 bushels a year before. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Most area farmers will […]

Cotton harvest slim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bernadino Quisadas of Farwell inspects the gin stamp Wednesday at Farwell Gin Co. Quisadas is removing any debris from the stamp, which can be a fire hazard. By Kevin Wilson Christmastime isn’t quite as white this year as it usually is for West Texas cotton ginners. The holiday season coincides […]

Fall festivities

CNJ staff Clovis Saturday Trick or Treat Carnival — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Clovis Community College, Commons area. Information: 769-4747. October 31 Trunk or Treat — 6-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris. Information: 762-4727. Double Dare Children’s Fall Festival — 6:30-8:30 p.m., High Plains Baptist Church, 2800 E. 21st St. Information: 769-1382. Fall Festival […]

Business Feature: Processors pleased with peanuts

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Chaves of Portales is a picker at the Sunland peanut plant in Portales. Her team is the last line of defense in removing stems from the peanuts. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It’s not always a golden harvest. But this year local peanut growers and processors say the […]

Cornucopia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Steven Juarez of Farwell headed a crew Thursday cutting silage south of Texico. He said they are cutting between 80 and 120 acres a day. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Parmer County farmers planted almost twice as much corn this year compared to last year in anticipation of a […]