The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show is one of agriculture’s top annual events. The event is scheduled on Dec 02, 03 & 04, 2014 at Amarillo Civic Center. Many of agribusiness’ top companies will be displaying their product lines and latest technologies to show attendees from all over the world. Companies and institutions exhibiting at the show include representatives of agricultural machinery, harvesting systems, measuring systems, fertilizers, raising seedling systems, transporting systems, agricultural chemicals, greenhouse-related products and more. There will also be exhibits related to processed foods, dairy products, and agriculture research.



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.

 

Admission $2/person
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the local FFA chapters


2014 Schedule of Events
http://www.ideaggroup.com/amarillo/event-schedule

 

      

 

    

    


 

Climate Change Initiatives For Ag

According to EPA, agriculture is responsible for nine percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. And to help farmers and livestock producers play a larger role in addressing the issue of climate change, USDA has rolled out a series of new voluntary initiatives. To learn more, go here

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2015/04/0109.xml&contentidonly=true

  

Texas A&M Agrilife Grain Grading Workshops

Texas A&M AgriLife is offering grain grading workshops in Amarillo May 5-6. Topics covered will include why grain is graded, how important grain grading is to the feedlot industry, and how to identify damage in grain. For more information go here:

http://today.agrilife.org/2015/04/21/two-grain-grading-workshops-set-for-may-5-6-in-amarillo/

Hemphill County Beef Conference and Ag Tour

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

Farm Payment Limits Proposed

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

 

  

Dietary Guidelines Report

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. 

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2015/02/0040.xml&contentidonly=true 

 

 

KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour

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

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