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Kellogg Project Helps Rural Families

LAS CRUCES -- Farming and ranching in north central New Mexico hasn't been easy lately. High altitudes make for short growing seasons. Years of subdivision have left behind small parcels of farmland that often can't sustain the region's families, and development and soaring land prices have made it hard for some operations to continue.

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Home-Based Enterprises at Heart of Business Trend

CLOVIS -- For Sharon Stone of Clovis, home is where the business is. Her spinning and knitting enterprises stretch from the yard, where a lamb named Cardigan roams, to the front room, which serves as a shop for yarns, supplies and handmade garments.

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NMSU Computer Software Makes Quick Work of Bug Samples

LAS CRUCES -- Counting and identifying thousands of insects from farmer's fields used to be a job for entomology research assistants. But with today's modern technology, computer analysts like Shaun Meeks are finding their niche in the bug lab as well.

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Storm Damages Research Crops at Clovis Agricultural Science Center

LAS CRUCES -- The cotton turned black. The corn turned white. The green beans are gone, and the forage sorghum is in shreds.

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Women's Money Management Workshops Scheduled in October, November

LAS CRUCES -- Whether you have a little or a lot, small changes in how you manage your money can add up to big changes in your bank account and your lifestyle. A seven-week money management program for women will help participants plan for their financial future.

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New Guidelines Help Mediators Handle Grazing Permit Disputes

LAS CRUCES -- The New Mexico Agricultural Mediation Program is now better prepared to handle grazing fee disputes between the Forest Service and ranchers.

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Control Unwanted Juniper Trees

LAS CRUCES -- To many New Mexicans, juniper trees are attractive and desirable plants. They are used for windbreaks and fire wood and provide protective cover for wildlife and livestock.

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ATV-Mounted Sprayers Useful for Brush Control

LAS CRUCES -- Selective ground spraying of noxious brush and weeds is regaining popularity with many New Mexico ranchers. Fueling this revival is the increased use of four-wheel all-terrain vehicles, ATVs, for ranch purposes.

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Ag College Enrollment Continues to Climb

LAS CRUCES -- Declining enrollment at New Mexico State University continues to be bucked by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences . Undergraduate enrollment in the college climbed nearly 4 percent, to 1,320 students, even while the university as a whole suffered its third straight fall enrollment decline.

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Inmates Work Off Sentences in Clovis Community Garden

CLOVIS -- For most people, gardening provides a chance to spend some quality quiet time outdoors. That's especially true for a group of Curry County jail inmates working off part of their sentences in a community garden south of Clovis.

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