Researchers seek to end peanut rot

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Researcher Saum Sanogo is working to develop more organic methods to treat pod rot in peanuts. Beneficial microbes for seed treatment and botanical extracts, such as garlic and chili plant extracts, are being studied to determine if they could prove to be beneficial to the peanut community, according to Sanogo, […]

Renewable aspect of House energy bill unrealistic

By Freedom Newspapers August is one of our favorite months. Congress is on annual recess. Washington’s sausage-making machinery is idle. No new laws are being cranked out. The republic is temporarily safe from congressional meddling. The problem with August is that September follows. Sooner or later, Congress will reconvene, and take up the legislation left […]

Clovis High musical earns honorable mention

CNJ Staff Clovis High School received an honorable mention for its musical production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in the HSM USA Weekend Showstopper awards. There were more than 700 entries in the competition sponsored by USA Weekend magazine for the best high school musical production.

July 28, 1989

The Clovis News-Journal reported that production personnel at Frozefruit in Clovis would be temporarily laid off while the company underwent general maintenance. … Rev. and Mrs. V. Ray Allen celebrated 20 years as pastors of Bethel Assembly of God. … Watson Motors, 600 W. Seventh, celebrated its first Toyota-Thon Sale.

Ethanol boom raises intriguing questions

By Robert Hagevoort: Ag Sense The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard requires U.S. fuel production to include a minimum amount of renewable fuels, starting at 4 billion gallons in 2006, and reaching 7.5 billion gallons in 2012. In addition, starting in 2013, the renewable fuels must include a minimum of 250 million gallons […]

Religion Digest: ‘Eternity’ drama to be enacted

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Central Baptist Church will present “Eternity” Saturday through Wednesday at the church’s worship center, 2501 N. Norris St. The dramatic production, which will be presented by church members, is about life after death. According to a church news release, the production emphasizes the truth about heaven and hell and […]

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 […]

Ag Sense: Consortium looks to increase dairy business

By G. Robert Hagevoort: ENMU diary specialist Eastern New Mexico and West Texas have seen tremendous growth in the dairy industry in the last several years. New Mexico ranks seventh in the nation in milk production, and will soon take over the No. 6 spot behind classic dairy states such as Wisconsin, California and Pennsylvania. […]

Radicals need taught lesson in restraint

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist In 1989, photographer Andres Serrano exhibited a photo he called “Piss Christ,” depicting a crucifix submerged in urine. It raised a furor and was condemned on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Nobody was killed. In 1999, artist Chris Ofili exhibited a painting he called “The Holy Virgin Mary” in […]

Ag Sense: Dairies efficient water users

By Victor Cabrera: Guest Columnist There seems to be a misconception about how much water dairy farms actually utilize and their efficiency with this precious resource. According to officials at the Office of the State Engineer, dairies account for only 1.3 percent of the state’s water usage. Yet, dairying in New Mexico produces more cash […]

Business Briefs 7/25

NMSU Clovis center field day set for Aug. 9 The annual field day for New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Aug. 9 will highlight crop research and dairy production relating to eastern New Mexico, according to a news release from the school. “This year’s program covers the whole spectrum of agricultural production […]

Southwest Cheese starting production

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Construction on the $200 million cheese plant started in early 2004. (File photo) Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese received their first delivery of milk Tuesday, although by the end of the year it will only be operating at 30 percent of capacity, according Southwest Cheese Company Chief Executive Director Maurice Keane. The plant […]

Oil production, refining choked by regulations

CNJ Editorial Environmentalists have been scrambling to spin the spike in gasoline prices as not the fault of their quite successful efforts the past 30 years to slam the brakes on domestic oil production and refining. Yeah, right. It’s time to face reality, and the reality is, America’s domestic oil production and refining capacity has […]

AAA: Gas prices will increase this week

Staff and wire reports Crude-oil prices spiked to a new high Tuesday, as traders grew increasingly concerned about the amount of damage Hurricane Katrina did to the nation’s energy infrastructure. The runup in trading prices doesn’t directly affect consumer prices, but the market’s jittery climb suggests U.S. consumers are about to see another surge in […]

Crew of reality show say best part of work is meeting people face-to-face

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Crew members for NBC’S “Three Wishes,” shown reflected in the window of the Main Street Crafters Mall, set up a tent Wednesday around the 300 block of Main Street in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Sometime this fall, when the credits are listed for NBC’s new show “Three Wishes,” […]

Project: Reader Reaction: Reader opinion split on meth ordinance

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis city commissioners should approve an ordinance that will put some cold and allergy medicine behind counters and require buyers to provide a name, address and driver’s license prior to purchase in efforts to curb production of methamphetamine. Some responses: “This is one more case of privacy […]

Wheat harvest overflowing

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Jerome Provencio loads grain into a truck Monday at the Friona Wheat Growers Association’s Grady station. (CNJ Correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The end of the wheat harvest is still two weeks away and one area elavator is already overflowing. Jimmy Schell, manager of the Friona Wheat Grower’s Grady station, said […]

5/8 Agriculture Digest

Wheat demonstration being held Friday Farmers in eastern New Mexico and West Texas can learn about wheat production and variety selection at the 2005 Wheat Field Day from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday at the Agricultural Science Center. Officials will present topics on wheat variety trial results, an update on the current status of […]

‘Believe in Me’ still months from theaters

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A crew member holds a clapboard on the set of “Believe in Me.” Filming wrapped up in November, but producers don’t expect a final product until summer. (File photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Making a feature-length film is a long, drawn-out process. That’s according to independent film producer John Manulis, who aided in […]

Clovis in hunt for another movie

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis has become the closest thing to a Hollywood on the High Plains. Just weeks after producers of “Believe in Me” called it a wrap, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials are recruiting a film with a new set of stars — more specifically Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin […]