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|The KGNC Golden Spread Agri-Business Update with James Hunt & Shannon Gray is now on Saturdays from 5am-6am. Get even more agriculture news.|
From Governor Greg Abbott's office: The State of Texas has now achieved its lowest unemployment rate in 8 years, dropping to 4.2% last month even despite a seasonally adjusted employment decrease of over 25,000 jobs.
That number has dropped to 3% for Amarilloans. Abbott is quoted saying "Texas can and will remain the beacon of economic opportunity for the nation."
The left lane of westbound traffic on 34th from Washington to Monroe will be closed beginning Monday, April 20th. Contractors will make repairs to the sanitary sewer main. The project is expected to last five days.
The WT baseball team was able to come out with an extra inning victory over Angelo State last night 2-1 in 11 innings. The Buffs scored the winning run off a throwing error by Angelo State as the Buffs improve to 27-14 overall and 17-10 in conference play. The Buffs and Rams will conclude their three-game series with a doubleheader today at Wilder Park starting at 1 pm.
In high school baseball action yesterday, Randall improves to 11-0 in district play with a 16-3 win over Dumas, Canyon remains one game behind Randall in the district with an 11-6 win over Palo Duro, Hereford barely gets past Caprock 5-4, Frenship downs Amarillo High 4-2, and Lubbock Monterey gets an easy win over Tascosa 12-4.
In high school softball action yesterday, Dakota Newsome and Kyra Lair combined for a no-hitter for Canyon as the Lady Eagles defeated Palo Duro 19-1, Hereford took down Caprock 6-1, and Amarillo High easily beats Lubbock Monterey 13-2.
The Amarillo Venom will be on the road this Saturday as they will take on the Duke City Gladiators. The Venom head into the contest with a 3-2 record after defeating the San Angelo Bandits 62-40 this past Saturday. Kickoff for this weekend's game will be at 6:05 pm.
The Hemphill County Beef Conference and Ag Tour will be held Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 in Canadian. The event is presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For complete details, go here: http://www.kgncam.com/page.php?page_id=411
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
Want to submit a comment on the report issued by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee? Beef and cattle organizations have been very critical of the Committee's recommendations regarding meat consumption. See what you think by reading the report, which is available by clicking on the link below. The link also provides a way for you send comments about the report to the federal government.
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.
If you are unable to listen to the Agribusiness Hour live, remember you can hear recordings of past programs in podcast form by going here: http://multimedia.kgncam.com/audio/ag.htm