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USDA Urges Dairy Producers to Choose Protections by Dec. 5

By Molly Manzanares

In modern agriculture, there is much we can control, but two dynamics remain beyond our reach: weather and markets. The unpredictability of both, and sudden changes in either, can-- Continue reading

Letter to Editor about Augustin Plains water request

Should the Augustin Plains Ranch, LLC be allowed to pump the amount of water they asked for?

Dear Editor:

Do you think that the Augustin Plains Ranch, LLC has the right to pump the water that is under-- Continue reading

Six energy policy changes to watch for in a Republican-controlled Congress

Commentary by Marita Noon

Now that the dust has settled on the 2014 midterms, we can get a sense of how things will change in Washington under a Republican controlled Senate—and energy will be front and-- Continue reading

From the battlefield to the oilfield, it is all about employing veterans

Commentary by Marita Noon

From the battlefield to the oilfield, it is all about employing veterans

One-and-a-half million to 2 million men and women served in America's defense during the Global War o-- Continue reading

How can AWSA benefit all of us?

By Mary Alice Murphy

Who is all of us? "Us" includes humans, animals, reptiles, birds, fish and plants.

As all of you know, at the top of the food chain are we humans. We are the producers of the worl-- Continue reading

The oil price-election connection

Commentary by Marita Noon

After years of rising gasoline prices, people are puzzled by the recent drop that has a gallon of gas at levels not seen in nearly four years. Typically in times of Middle Ea-- Continue reading

Letter to editor about AWSA 110214

Dear Editor:

I am prepared to get much criticism, flack and backlashing, but I feel very strong about this subject.

For the past 10 years or so I have been reading and monitoring the meetings held reg-- Continue reading

The only one "seizing" federal lands is Uncle Sam

By Paul Gessing and Carl Graham

In a recent New York Times editorial, New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich asserted that supporters of a transfer of some federal lands to the states are engaged in a "la-- Continue reading

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