Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Local grower: Peanut acreage down, but prices high

Argen Duncan Peanut acreage in the Portales valley is down, but prices are high, a local grower has said. The Portales valley stretches from Floyd to Arch. Roosevelt County peanut farmer Wayne Baker said contracts for peanuts are offering $950 per ton for conventional peanuts and $1,400 per ton for organic peanuts, although farmers don’t […]

Press Release: NMSU hosts free farmers’ market workshop in Clovis

CLOVIS, N.M. — How does a grower take advantage of direct marketing at a farmers’ market? That question and many more will be answered at a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at 818 Main Street, Clovis. The event is sponsored by the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, the New Mexico […]

Nov. 14, 1975

John Hadley, a Texico cattle grower, defeated Richard Miller to become the president of the Curry County Farm Bureau. … Bob Vinson TV and Appliance Inc., located at 20th and Mitchell streets, offered a microwave cooking cookbook with the purchase of a microwave. … “The Other Side of the Mountain” was playing for the fourth […]

Ag Sense: Organic peanut production flourishes

Naveen Puppala: Ag Sense Consumer preference has changed, and more and more people are buying organic products from the grocery stores. In the United States, only 2 percent of the food supply is grown using organic methods. The reward for organic production can be high for those who make the effort. Valencia peanut growers earn […]