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The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show is one of agriculture’s top annual events. The event is scheduled on Dec 02, 03 & 04, 2014 at
2014 Show Dates & Hours:
Tuesday, December 2: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 3: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 4: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the local FFA chapters
2014 Schedule of Events
Big news for area farmers: The deadline for updating your base acres and yields has been extended to March 31. That is also the same deadline your PLC/ARC decision.
Changes to payment limits and other adjustments to ag policy made through the new Farm Bill could encourage more peanut planting in Texas this year. But having more supply would put pressure on prices, so Stephanie Pruitt of Texas Peanut Producers says there has to be an added emphasis on cultivating export markets.
"Here in the state of Texas we export quite a few peanuts to Mexico and we could definitely continue increasing that market," Pruitt said.
China and Japan are also in the peanut industry sites.
One of the biggest challenges for farmers is herbicide-resistant weeds. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has just put out a series of videos to help producers. The four videos cover the resistance issue from the historical to the biological to weed control before and after emergence to new technologies to help manage weeds. To access the videos, go here…
The full report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committtee has been released. 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 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
And for cotton-specific information from the National Cotton Council, go here http://www.cotton.org/issues/stax-farm-bill-meetings.cfm
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