Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune A fire, which broke out on a ranch east of Portales, claimed more than $1 million in sorghum and hay Thursday afternoon. Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the ranch owner said some corn may have also been threatened. Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on […]

AgSense: New technologies emerging for sorghum weed control

Mark Marsalis: AgSense Year in and year out, the most significant problem sorghum growers face in our area, other than drought, is grass weed control in their fields. Until now there has not been any way to chemically control grassy weeds after they have emerged in the sorghum crop. While pre-emergence herbicides are available, activity […]

Sorghum technology featured at field day

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker New Mexico State University staff members eat lunch on a trailer Thursday during the annual field day. Jared Tucker Herbicide-tolerant sorghum was the hot topic discussed at Thursday’s annual field day, along with a speech by New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture, at NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center in Clovis. […]

Sorghum hay options for limited irrigation, rain-fed conditions in New Mexico

By Leonard Lauriault: AgSense Sorghum forages are an integral part of livestock systems in New Mexico and other semiarid subtropical environments. Currently, three types of annual sorghum forages are available. Forage sorghum is typically planted as a row crop and harvested for single-cut silage, but occasionally it is drilled in closer rows and harvested for […]

Business digest: Sorghum producers board meets Tuesday

CNJ staff The National Sorghum Producers board of directors will meet today in Clovis. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Clovis Business Enterprise Center. National Sorghum Producers act as a voice for the industry regarding legislation, regulation and education. Toby Bostwick of Melrose serves as chairman. He is a sorghum and wheat […]

Ag sense: Sorghum-based intercropping system viable option

The increasing demand for good quality forages by the dairy industry, and the declining water resources, are threatening the sustainability of highly productive irrigated agriculture in the southern High Plains. Corn and alfalfa are the predominant forages in the region. However, the declining water resources cannot support their production for long. Lower water needs of […]

3-4-08 Business digest

Diversified crops subject of Ag program Grain sorghum and diversified crops are the subject of a Texas AgriLife Extension Service program Friday in Muleshoe. The program will be held from 9 a.m.-noon (CST) at the Bailey County Coliseum, 118 West Ave. C in Muleshoe Grain sorghum, sunflower and other crops will be discussed. The program […]

Officials:Sorghum harvests plentiful

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Grain sorghum farmers are reporting an above average year with yields double and even triple the average, according to area producers and officials. “It is probably one of the better crops we’ve had in the past five years,” said Toby Bostwick, Curry County farmer and president-elect for the National […]

Sorghum meeting set for Friday

CNJ staff The Texas Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a grain sorghum turnrow meeting at 9 a.m. (CDT) Friday at the Chris Bass farm 5 miles north of Muleshoe on Highway 214, east 1.5 miles on County Road 1008, then north into the field. A replicated large plot grain sorghum hybrid trial, which evaluates grain sorghum […]

Business Digest: Sorghum growers meeting slated

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor New Mexico Grain Sorghum Association will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the Jacob Lopez Building at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, according to an association announcement. Mark Marsalis, extension agronomy specialist with the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, will give an […]

Business digest: Bank names senior vice president

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Paul Ellis of Clovis has joined American Heritage Bank as senior vice president. Responsible for all types of commercial and consumer lending, Ellis said he has been in banking since 1976. He had been vice president and commercial lender at Access Bank in Clovis. A Hobart, Okla., native, Ellis […]

Research center field of greens

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Paul Gutierrez, the associate dean and associate director of the New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service, outlines his vision for the school’s dairy program Wednesday during a field day at the school’s research center north of Clovis. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Around a bend on a narrow road, pockets of sorghum, canola, sunflowers, […]

Portales citizens celebrate plant, energy bill

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales citizens, state politicians and Washington lobbyists came together Tuesday afternoon under a large canopy to celebrate not only the expansion of the city’s Abengoa ethanol plant, but a recently passed energy bill that made such an expansion so relevant in the coming years. The expansion will doubled […]

4/5 Business Digest

One seat contested on ENMR board Four board of directors positions are slated for election April 16 at the ENMR Plateau annual membership meeting. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Marshall Junior High School auditorium. The 2005 board of directors features one contested race, a press release from the cooperative showed. Incumbent board member […]

Business Digest 3/2

Legislative review planned this month Area residents will have an opportunity to hear the results of the 2004 Legislative session up close when the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2004 Roundhouse Review on March 12. The chamber’s monthly membership breakfast will be co-hosted by The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. […]