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 The proposal was withdrawn.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 […]

Looking back — June 1

June 1955 Local farmers had planted over 500 acres of cantaloupes.

Farmers receive relief from rainfall, canals

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Thomas Garcia Restoration of the Arch Hurley irrigation canals, recent rains and cooler temperatures bring relief for area farmers. Members of the Arch Hurley conservancy District began to receive water from irrigation canals on June 15 after two years of having no water allocations. “Rainfall and snowpack melt fed into the Conchas Lake allowing use […]

Strawberry farmers right to cut losses

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of gain. “How much will they pay you for your cattle?” they asked. “We don’t know,” […]

Disaster assistance funds available for Quay County

QCS staff Six New Mexico counties have been declared eligible for disaster assistance due to continuing drought. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. announced the counties are eligible due to their proximity to Texas counties, which were declared disaster areas. As a result of the declaration, farmers and ranchers in Dona Ana, Eddy, Lea, Otero, Quay, […]

Farmers need to elevate their reputation

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist As the percentage of farmers continues to decrease in proportion to the population, it seems the harder the ANTIs (HSUS, PETA, Sierra Club, name one) try to increase America’s dependence on foreign food, just as they have done with manufacturing, energy, timber, and steel. They have the foresight of a […]

Area farmers struggling with water restraints

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area farmers are having to deal with water restraints limiting them to seasonal crops or even preventing them from planting crops.

Commissioners lift fire ban

Thomas Garcia After the weekend rains the county-wide fire ban was lifted on Monday by the Quay County Commissioners. Quay County Fire Marshall Donald Adams asked the commissioners to consider lifting the ban following the weekend rains. “There are areas of the county that received a good amount of rain,” Adams said. “We are in […]

10-18-2008: Calendar

Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmers’ Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. at Date Street. Call 461-0562.Today: 7 p.m., regular monthly gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds.

09-13-08: Calendar

Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmers’ Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. at Date Street. Call 461-0562.Monday: 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Rural Bookmobile, Quay Post Office.Monday: 10 a.m.-10:25 a.m., Rural Bookmobile, McAlister Post Office.Monday: 10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m., Rural Bookmobile, House Senior Citizens.Monday: 12:40 p.m.-1:40 p.m., Rural Bookmobile, Forrest Extension Club.Monday: