Udall visits county

Thomas Garcia Over a dozen Quay County farmers, ranchers and small business owners met with Sen. Tom Udall on Friday during an Agribusiness Roundtable. The roundtable was held at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center north of Tucumcari. “The Science Center is a big asset to the community and area,” said Udall, “to […]

House FFA students top Ag Sales contest

Special to QCS House FFA members Wyatt Bishop, Kayleigh Fury, Summer Huizar and Trenton Lee won first place in recently the State Ag Sales Team Competition. This group went in and competed as seventh-graders and won first place. I’m so proud of these students. Unfortunately, they are too young to compete at nationals this year. […]

English farming holds back progress

England has made a choice to remain dependent on other countries to feed them. Recently corporations have proposed to build a modern dairy and sow unit in their countryside. Two activist groups objected saying it would force a significant number of small farmers out of business. The proposal was withdrawn. We in the United States […]

Tucumcari temperature hits near-record low

Russell Anglin The New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari recorded a 14-below-zero low temperature Wednesday night, according to Administrative Assistant Patricia Cooksey. Cooksey said this is the coldest temperature the area has experienced since Jan. 13, 1963, when Tucumcari was hit with a record low temperature of minus 22. Before that, the […]

Quay County Fair: Agricultural product results

Section I Field Crops

Pest Scout School set for Friday

The Alfalfa/Forage Pests Scout School is 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari. Guest speakers are