Thursday morning briefing: Crop counts and Lady Liberty

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Crop reports due

Farmers must report their crop acreage, except for small grains, by July 15 to continue to be eligible for U.S. Farm Service Agency programs.

Farmers must report acreage for all crops, including those planted on non-cropland such as hayed or grazed pasture.

Information:

Curry County U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center at 762-4769 or Roosevelt County U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center at 356-6629.

Website of the day

http://newmexico.org/guide/index.php

Request a 2010 New Mexico Vacation Guide.

Question of the day

The Stars and Stripes American Kennel Club Agility Trial is set for this weekend at the Curry County Event Center.

What’s your favorite dog?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

This day in history

One this day in 1885, The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, arrived in New York City’s harbor.

Originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” the statue was proposed by French historian Edouard Laboulaye to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/6/17

Weather

Today — Short sleeves and an umbrella…partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 90s.

Tonight — A breather…isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the 60s.