Will the market get cornered?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun President Bush said in his State of the Union address, “We must continue investing in new methods of producing ethanol, using everything from wood chips, to grasses, to agricultural wastes.” Bush did not mention the primary product the United States uses to produce ethanol, that is “”corn” or “maize.” […]

Fate of old grain plant may be known soon

Chelle Delaney In possibly four weeks time, the fate of the old grainery plant on a 20-acre site on Rock Island Road could be decided, said Pete Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Develop ment Corp. The development group’s request for proposals to turn the old plant into an ethanol plant has brought […]

Wheat harvest looks promising

By Rex Kirksey: Guest Columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we are all hoping the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management […]

Whole grain as wholesome choice

The new Food Guide Pyramid encourages consumers to “get half from whole” by consuming whole grains for half of their daily grain intake. Research shows whole-grain foods are associated with lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers and may help with better weight control. Despite these well-documented health benefits, Americans average less than […]