Hand crafts featured at peanut festival

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PNT Staff Photo: Clarence Plank Amanda Kaberlein of AmandaKure Salon works on a Hello Kitty necklace for a customer Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University 36th annual Peanut Valley Festival. Kaberlein connects chain links together to form the necklace. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University celebrated a little legume that […]

Ticket feature: Peanuts, crafts highlight of Peanut Festival

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File photo Rabiah Memon, left, with International Students creates a henna tattoo for Jessica Martinez, a senior at ENMU from Hobbs during the festival last year. Freedom New Mexico Peanuts and crafts will take over Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom Saturday and Sunday at the 36th annual Peanut Valley Festival. The event, sponsored […]

Press release: Peanut Festival in Portales this weekend

PORTALES–The annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be held in the Campus Union Building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Bingaman supports reappointment of Portales resident on peanut board

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., on Wednesday asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Bingaman supports renomination of Portales resident on peanut board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today asked the U.S. Agriculture Secretary to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Area peanut growers stand to profit

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File photo Last year the peanut yield from Roosevelt County was 25 percent lower then expected due to the weather, said Naveen Puppala, of New Mexico State University and a peanut breeder. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Will salmonella outbreak affect Valencia peanut acreage in eastern New Mexico?

By Naveen Puppala: CNJ columnist In 2008, the U.S. had a bumper peanut crop resulting in 2,573,950 tons of peanuts. Timely rain and less disease pressure resulted in high yields in the Southeast and the Carolinas. Cool weather and high winds had resulted in just an average crop for the Southwest where peanuts are grown […]

Ethics in peanut butter case questionable

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I don’t know if I coined this term; I rather doubt it. Nonetheless, I find it a useful one, and have even used it in ethics classes that I have taught. Immediately, the class gets the sense of what I am talking about, when I refer to “flexible ethics.” Maybe […]

Local companies unaffected by peanut recall

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Local peanut and peanut product producers are safe from a nationwide peanut butter product recall. Officials with Sunland Peanut Inc. and Leslie Candy Co. said their peanuts are grown locally, nowhere near the salmonella contamination identified by the Food and Drug Administration. There have been 488 cases of salmonella […]

Sunland wins marketing award

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Sunland Inc. employee Carmen Manquero watches jars being filled with peanut butter at the plant Tuesday. Sunland is New Mexico’s 2008 Agriculture Marketer. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working for peanuts has earned a Portales company top honors. Peanut processor Sunland Inc. is the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s […]