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Category: Press Releases

Agricultural Labor: Will There Be Any Left?

As the nation’s economy struggles with a nearly double-digit unemployment rate, devestating regulations and laws continued to be proposed in Washington, D.C. by the Administration and Congress. At a time when farmers in the Southeast are literally letting crops rot in the field because there is no labor to harvest them. At the same time www.worldhunger.org reports that “In 2010, 17.2 million households, 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States (Coleman-Jensen 2011). 

Click here for a glimpse at just proposals with HUGE impact on the agriculture industry.Read the rest

 

The New Mexico 4-H Foundation Invites You To The “4-HClover Buster”!

October 15, 2011

Artesia Trap Club: Eddy County Shooting Range
140 Fire House Rd. Artesia, New Mexico

On-Site Registration Begins at 8:00 am
Shoot Begins at 9:00 am

ENTRY FEE IS $100 PER SHOOTER/100 Sporting Clays

Gun Board 
5 Stand for fun $20 per round/ 25 Targets
Lunch is provided

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

BRONZE: $100- Station Sponsorship
SILVER: $300- One Shooters & Station Sponsorship GOLD: $500- Two Shooters & Station Sponsorship Visa & MasterCard accepted

PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT 4-H YOUTH PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO.… Read the rest

 

Women’s Ranch Rodeo Finals Coming to Amarillo

AMARILLO, TX September 1, 2011 — Looking for something a little western to do Oct. 14 and 15? Then a seat in the Amarillo National Center is just the ticket. The Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association will be holding their World Finals in Amarillo, TX.

The WRRA, formed in 2005, features women only teams competing in a series of ranch rodeos throughout the year, culminating in a world finals each October.… Read the rest

 

NMSU Hosts Unique Youth Ranch Management Camp at Valles Caldera National Preserve

VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, N.M. – New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Twenty-nine teens from family-owned New Mexico ranches, an enthusiastic group of instructors from New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service, and the picturesque landscape of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico created a unique event for the future ranch managers.… Read the rest

 

PASTURE NEEDED!!!

Between drought and fire, there are thousands of momma cows and babies across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona that need a home for at least the next year.  If you have pasture availablitiy please contact caren@aaalivestock.com with contact information and acreage available.  That information will be passed on to those in need to responded directly.

Thanks.
Caren Cowan … Read the rest

 

Why Do We Say We’re Being Waterboarded?

Whether or not it was Mark Twain who first wrote “In California, whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over,” the words still ring true today.

It has been a battle to provide that life-giving commodity from the water-rich but lightly-inhabited north of the state to the densely-populated southern cities, and to the vital agricultural region in between which has been the economic mainstay of California’s economy.… Read the rest

 

Cattlemen Gather Next Week for Midland Bull Test

Cattlemen from across the country will gather next week in Columbus, Mont., for one of the beef industry’s premier events of the year, the Midland Bull Test. Besides the sale of 800 bulls from 10 breeds over a three-day period, Midland offers educational seminars and the opportunity for seedstock producers and cattlemen to congregate at one location for the event. The Montana Gelbvieh Association has also planned a membership meeting.… Read the rest