Corn harvest coming late

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer This year’s corn harvest for silage is off to a late start, according to area harvesters. Wayne Hardin of Hardin Custom Harvesting said the harvest usually starts Aug. 15, but this year it didn’t start until Aug. 25. “Everything’s late,” he said. Kevin Breshears said he was idle the […]

Aug. 10, 2008 CSC Menu

Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, Portales Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Monday through Friday Monday: Hamburger macaroni, green beans, corn, apricots, peanut butter cookie. Tuesday: Roast beef, baked potato, cabbage, wheat roll and margarine, pineapple. Wednesday: Red chili beef enchilada, salsa corn, salad and dressing, apple cobbler. Thursday: Barbecue beef, coleslaw, pinto […]

July 27, 2008 Menus

Community Service Center Monday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad, corn, garlic bread and pears. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, carrots, corn bread, fruit salad. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans and white cake. Thursday: King Ranch Chicken, Spanish rice, green salad and peaches. Milk, coffee and tea served daily.

Cattlemen suffering from rising feed prices

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico With the rising cost of corn and other grains, local cattle growers are struggling to stay afloat. U.S. beef producers now spend a whopping 60-70 percent of their production costs on animal feed and are seeing that number rise daily as corn prices hover near an unprecedented $8 a […]

Farmers fear ethanol demand could bump up corn prices

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Ethanol industry demands could cause escalating prices for dairy and livestock producers. Corn production is expected to increase, say analysts, but demand still may not be met, affecting everything from feed prices to prices at the grocery store. Corn prices are holding steady around the $4 mark, according to […]

Corn crop shows good yield despite weather

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Fields of corn baked in the sun all summer, and late in the growing season, were pounded by rain. But local corn growers have reported good yields, despite less than desirable weather conditions. “Most growers got very little help from Mother Nature during the growing season,” said Mark Marsalis, […]

Corn harvest hits high gear

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Corn harvest is in full swing in Roosevelt County but the city-dweller’s notion of a corn harvest involving picking the ears of corn or shelling the kernels doesn’t hold true here in dairy country. According to dairy specialists most of the corn grown in eastern New Mexico is used […]

Aug. 27, 2006 Community Services Center Mealsite Menu

Monday: Beans and frank, cole slaw, corn bread, apple sauce and banana Tuesday: Meat loaf, corn, peas, wheat bread and oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Burrito, lettuce/tomato, onion/salsa, cheese sauce, pinto beans and Jello/apricots. Thursday: Sweet and sour chicken, rice, capri veggies, tossed salada, white cake and ice cream.

Field day shows off crops

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Around a bend on a narrow road, pockets of sorghum, canola, sunflowers, cow peas and corn sprout from the rutted brown soil. The crops are the research of about a dozen New Mexico State University researchers and staff. At the Agricultural Science Center north of Clovis, the group uses […]

Moisture coming at right time for parched crops

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer The flash increase of rain in recent weeks has farmers in the region pleased, but it still isn’t enough to compensate for the drought plaguing the normally arid climate, according to agriculture officials. “It has been an extremely difficult year,” said Jimmy Shearer, the manager of Sunland Peanuts Inc. […]

New ethanol plant will boost local economy

Freedom Newspapers A 105 million-gallon per year ethanol plant will be online in Clovis by 2007. Construction will begin in October. The plant is a joint venture of ConAgra Trade Group and the Carlyle/Riverstone Renewable Energy. It will be located at ConAgra’s Peavey grain elevator property on U.S. 60/84. This is ConAgra’s first ethanol venture, […]

Lubbock corn field transformed into 12-acre agricultural maze

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Complied by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Lose yourself, and maybe even your family in Lubbock beginning this weekend and running through Nov. 26. The original “Corn-field Maze” is once again ready for families and anyone with an interest in trying their best to get through 12 acres of twists and turns combined with pathways and […]

CSC Mealsite Menu

Monday: Tuna mushroom casserole, broccoli/cauliflower, salad, corn, biscuit and purple plums Tuesday: Swiss steak, oven veggies, baked potato, spinach, roll and apple pan dowdy Wednesday: Taco, spanish rice, lett/tom, onion, salsa corn, apricots and gelatin Thursday: Orange chicken, pasta salad, green bean-almondine, asparagus, roll and oranges Friday: Hot ham hoagie, ranch beans, creamy coleslaw and […]

‘Unsettled weather’ should continue throughout week

PNT Staff Monday’s conditions in Portales were cold and overcast, and weather forecasters predict a week of rain. Monday saw Portales receive just two-hundredths of an inch of rain, but a 40-degree day and overcast weather helped create the “illusion” of more precipitation according to James Kratzer, a meterologist at Cannon Air Force Base’s weather […]

Weather bittersweet for Portales farmers

By Mike Linn A surge of timely rain in Roosevelt County and some unwelcomed hail near the Texas state line over the weekend has brought both joy and unrest to local farmers. While the rain over the weekend was a welcome commodity to the west side of the sun-baked county, hail on the east side […]