Feds open grassland for haying, grazing

Staff and Wire Reports The federal government is making it cheaper for ranchers to use about 209,000 acres of protected land in Curry County for grazing and haying this year. Federal Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Tuesday that high crop prices and tight food supplies have increased the demand for farm land. The livestock industry […]

Events Calendar, April 10

TodayCRP Managed Haying and Grazing Public Comment — 1 p.m., Best Western Inn, Clovis.Portals to the Soul — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University Theatre Center StudioPortales City Council — 5:30 p.m. council chambers, special meeting to receive report on water main break. FridayJack Williamson Lectureship — 11:45 a.m. luncheon, Campus Union Ballroom, Eastern New […]

CRP changes being considered

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years.About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in CRP […]