Authorities seek vandals

Freedom New Mexico Authorities are searching for whoever drove through two New Mexico pumpkin patches and caused $4,500 in damages just weeks before Halloween. Curry County deputies say someone drove through a fence Tuesday night in Curry County and damaged the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Davis Farms. Two nights later, someone did the [...]

Corn rich in variety

It’s fair time — After showing your livestock it’s unusual food time — mostly fried, like Twinkies and funnel cakes. A newie lately is bacon dipped in chocolate. Still, the one food that most of us have at the fair (as well as at home) is — corn on the cob covered with melted butter [...]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fair warning, schedules set and the birth of the NBA

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fair warning From 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Check Point within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers Schedules set Portales Municipal Schools scheduling [...]

Lindsey-Steiner fifth-grader saves fellow student

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Alisa Boswell Jesus Lavalle, a fifth grade elementary student at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary, may be an example of how heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Lavalle, 10, was eating lunch in the school cafeteria Monday afternoon when another fifth grade student began to choke on a corn dog at the other side of the table. [...]

NASCAR makes pit stop in corn field

NASCAR has announced an agreement with the National Corn Growers Association to begin using Ethanol 15, a greener fuel, manufactured from corn. Al Gore has just announced that ethanol for use in cars was not as good an idea as he thought. He must have bought some BP stock. It’s great news for corn growers, [...]

Feed prices on upswing

Sharna Johnson With steadily rising grain-based feed prices the future is hard to predict, but the one thing that is certain is costs are stretching budgets, especially for those who keep companion animals. Feed prices are driven by market values for agricultural products such as corn and grains. In the last 12 months, those commodity [...]

Attack on corn unfair

In the last few years we have watched an increasing attack on corn. The skewed reasoning is: Corn syrup is available, reasonably priced, and good for the average person, therefore; it must be bad! This is the kind of logic that has been applied to farmed salmon, Big Macs, lower taxes, capitalism and pasteurized milk. [...]

Area farmers: More dryland corn grown for grain

Argen Duncan Roosevelt and Curry county farmers grew more dryland corn for grain this year and they expect the trend to continue. Also, corn silage, the biggest use of locally grown corn, had varied yields this year. Silage goes to feed dairy cattle, while grain corn may be used for ethanol production, livestock feed or [...]

Corn silage harvest yields varying for farmers

Argen Duncan The harvest of corn for silage has gone smoothly in Roosevelt and Curry counties, and yields have varied around the area, according to farmers and harvesters. Most corn grown in the area is chopped for silage, which is used to feed cattle, said Kevin Breshears of SPRA-Green Custom Harvesting. Roosevelt County farmer Rick [...]

Portales past: Sept. 7, 1950

Sept. 7, 1950 Portales Daily News: Paul Gregory, 20, was bitten by a rattlesnake as he was pulling broom corn in his father’s field. Paul’s brother, Buck, took him to Miller Hospital.