Muddy vehicles point of pride

Through the years, we have noted various status symbols among our farming and ranching citizens. The best horses, the heaviest cattle, the biggest tractor, the fanciest truck, and the list goes on. At the moment, the main symbol seems to be having the muddiest vehicle. Just watching the people as they compare their vehicles is […]

Conservation program policies modified

CNJ staff The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken states, including New Mexico, to extend the emergency grazing period for a month, to Oct. 31, without an additional payment reduction, according […]

La Nina drought continues

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Ute advisory group meeting ends with no decision

Thomas Garcia A Ute Reservoir Advisory Group meeting Friday ended with no decision because of differences over 25 feet of water. The group, which is made up of members from the Ute Water Commission and the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, met at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Their goal was to develop a comprehensive […]

Burn ban initiated in Quay County

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission approved a open fire ban which will be effective 8 a.m. Tuesday. The commission approved the resolution on the recommendation of Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshal, at its Monday meeting. The resolution says the county is joining other Eastern New Mexico and West Texas counties in the […]

USDA drought aid offers producers some relief

By QCC Staff By QCS Staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded eligibility in six eastern New Mexico counties for livestock producers to qualify for drought aid under a U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage, according to an announcement by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici.   The USDA announcement […]

May 13, 2006 Notable Notes

Town hall meeting Friday Six cabinet secretaries from Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration will hold A Healthy New Mexico town hall meeting as part of a spring tour to hear from New Mexicans about issues in their communities. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The […]

Writer deals with spiritual drought

By Debra Whittington “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? […]

Cattle group to meet in Roy

by Bonnie Long The Northeastern New Mexico Livestock Association, Mesa Soil and Water Conservation District and the Harding County Extension Service will host a livestock seminar, potluck meal and scholarship fund drive Sunday, May 25, 2003 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Harding County Community Building in Roy. Horizons on the Triple Bottom Line […]