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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
Law enforcement authorities, including TSCRA’s Special Rangers, are searching for cattle that were apparently stolen from a Potter County ranch. The cattle are described as one five year-old Charolais bull, ten head of three-to-eight year-old Corriente cattle, nine head of three-to-eight year-old black cows and five 500-pound black yearling heifers or steers. Each head of livestock are branded with an “E” on top of a “Z,” behind their right shoulder. If you have any tips that might help investigators, call the Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333. For more information about the case, go here http://tscra.org/news_releases_blog/?p=1036
USDA is seeking input from cattlemen and other interested parties on a proposed new checkoff for beef. For more information and to submit comments, go here
What will the future of the beef industry look like? On January 14 and 15 that topic will be discussed at the Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo. For more information and a way to register, go here
USDA has extended the comments period regarding the proposal to allow fresh beef from Argentina to be imported into the U.S. Many in the U.S. livestock and meat industry oppose this proposal because of concerns about foot-and-mouth disease. The new deadline for comments is Dec. 29. To find out more and to submit comments, go here http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-31/html/2014-25936.htm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering another round of educational meetings to help producers better understand the new Farm Bill. A wide variety of locations throughout the Texas Panhandle are on the list of where programs will be conducted. For the complete schedule and other details, go here http://amarillo.tamu.edu/event/farm-bill-meeting-21/
Big decisions are coming for farmers 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