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One person is dead and two in the hospital after a wreck in Swisher County Saturday evening. A little after 6, 32 year old Leonardo Guido was driving west on FM 1318 when he drifted off the side of the road. When Guido overcorrected, the vehicle rolled several times. Guido was ejected and died at the scene. 29 year old Ashley Musquiz and a 4 year old child were taken to the hospital. Both are in stable condition.
The Amarillo City Council convenes Tuesday at 3.
The council members will discuss a resolution that expresses the City of Amarillo's support for the Texas Events Trust Fund which provides a way for Texas cities to compete for and attract events to their communities. On the consent agenda is a real estate purchase that could help with drainage in the area of S.W. 58th and Georgia along with the approval of a grant application to the Texas Department of State Health Services for an HIV Prevention Grant.
The Council will gather on the 3rd floor of City Hall in downtown Amarillo.
Officers were sent to a home on Magnolia Saturday night on a report of shots fired.
The suspect was still in the front yard with the gun, but drove away as officers arrived. A 41 year old female was outside the home with gunshot wounds in the shoulder and lower leg. A young man across the street had also been shot. The shooter, 35 year old Rondell Jones, was found and arrested without incident.
The wounds of the two victims are described as non-life threatening.
A 7 year old boy was shot Monday morning just after 1.
Officers were sent to the 1200 block of south Buchanan. A man had attempted to shoot a woman and instead shot the boy in the leg as he was laying in bed with his mother. A 15 year old also inside the house heard the shot, rushed into the room, and wrestled the gun from the suspect and threw it outside. The suspect ran. He has been identified but has not yet been located.
The 7 year old was taken to a local hospital.
The wheat across Texas continues to do very well. But Steelee Fischbacher of Texas Wheat Producers says a few more good rains would help.
"A lot of the areas without decent subsoil moisture, which is a great big area of the Texas panhandle, is drying out pretty quick," Fischbacher said. "So they're looking at the next two weeks as a critical time point to get some more moisture."
Along with that, Fischbacher says wheat farmers need to be on the lookout for aphids.
If you’re a farmer with a water well, you’ve probably given some of your personal information to a water district. Kody Bessent with the High Plains Water District tells KGNC that a bill currently moving through the Texas Legislature offers stronger protection of your information.
"This extends the opportunity of the owner or operator of an individual well wanting to maintain privacy of their information when it's submitted to a groundwater conservation district and they would have the opportunity to do so and we're very supportive of that," Bessent said.
That’s right. If you have not made your PLC/ARC decision or updated your base acres and yields, you now have more time. USDA announced late Friday morning that they will be extending that deadline one more week, to April 7. For more information, contact your local FSA office. Also, click here to read the USDA news release
USDA has issued a proposed rule that would implement additional limits on farm payments made to non-farmers. For more information and to offer comments about the proposal, go here http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2015/03/0074.xml&contentidonly=true
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering two regional sorghum education meetings. Topics will include soil, irrigation and weed management. The meetings will take place March 26 in Dimmitt and April 6 in Levelland. For more information, go here…
Farmers are faced with some difficult decisions related to their participation in various Farm Bill programs, most notably Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage. Information about PLC, ARC, base reallocation, and yield updates is available here
For more information from the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, cllick here
The KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour is your daily opportunity to hear from agriculture newsmakers from around the region. The program airs Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on KGNC-AM.
In addition to bringing you the insights of ag experts from around the High Plains region, our show also offers up-to-the-minute market information, veterinary news, wildlife reports, and features that explore the daily endeavor of those good people – the farmers and livestock producers – who provide us with the food and fiber we all need.
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