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

 

      

 

    

    


 

Big News for Area Farmers: PLC/ARC Deadline Extension

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.

More Peanut Planting Planned for Texas?

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.

Herbicide-Resistance Videos

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…

http://amarillo.tamu.edu/facultystaff/danny-nusser/educational-videos/

  

Dietary Guidelines Report Released

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

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

 

 

USDA Info On Risk Management Programs

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

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=arpl&topic=landing

For more information from the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, cllick here

https://www.afpc.tamu.edu/

And for cotton-specific information from the National Cotton Council, go here http://www.cotton.org/issues/stax-farm-bill-meetings.cfm 

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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