GOP battles EPA over regulations

Freedom New Mexico Congressional Republicans, emboldened by the party’s midterm election victories, promise to force up-or-down votes on many economically harmful regulations planned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We’re not going to let EPA regulate what they’ve been unable to legislate,” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., told Politico.com. Upton, who hopes in the new Congress […]

New regulations require dairies, feedlots to report emissions from manure

Many Roosevelt and Curry County dairies and feedlots are still waiting to feel – maybe a better word in this case is “sniff” – the impact of a new federal regulation on reporting air emissions. At issue are two major byproducts of cattle operations – emissions of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide.Both gases come from manure. […]

State planning to change antelope hunting regs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County landowners voiced concerns about proposed antelope hunting regulations and how they would affect their safety and access to hunting areas. Fifteen Quay County landowners attended a meeting Wednesday in Logan about the Antelope Private Land Use System (A-PLUS), for the 2009-2011 hunting seasons. The possible changes were […]

Cattle growers voice concern about potential threats to livestock

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Cattle ranchers and producers from Quay and surrounding counties voiced their concerns on Sunday night in Tucumcari about the Mexican wolf, the proliferation of feral hogs and other issues that could affect their livestock and livelihood. About 40 ranchers and those in affiliated industries met at regional meeting of […]

Cattle growers holding meeting Nov. 11

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association will be holding its Northeast Regional Meeting in Tucumcari on Nov. 11. The meeting is an opportunity to learn about issues facing the livestock industry and all of agriculture, said Caren Cowan, executive director of the association. The concerns of cattle growers have been elicited at […]