• KGNC Agri-Business Coverage Expands
    The KGNC Golden Spread Agri-Business Update with James Hunt is now on Saturdays from 5am-6am. Get even more agriculture news.
  • NewsDay Amarillo Now Six Days A Week
    NewsDay Amarillo with Tim Butler is now on Saturdays from 6am-7am. Tune in for the latest local news, weather, sports and agri-business.
  • Texas Rangers Baseball
    The Texas Rangers are off today travelling to Seattle. Eric Nadel & Matt Hicks have the pregame tomorrow night at 8:30 on NewsTalk 710 KGNC.
  • KGNC Live on Location
    Tim Butler will be broadcasting live from the TPBA

2013 Show Dates & Hours:
Tuesday, December 3: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 5: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

2013 Schedule of Events
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KGNC Broadcast Schedule
Tuesday, November 27: TBA

LIVE ON NEWSTALK 710 KGNC-AM: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LIVE ON KGNC.COM: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Wednesday, November 28: TBA
LIVE ON NEWSTALK 710 KGNC-AM: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LIVE ON KGNC.COM: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 29: TBA
LIVE ON NEWSTALK 710 KGNC-AM: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LIVE ON KGNC.COM: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.





Grain Grading Events

The 25th consecutive year of grain grading workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will include two one-day trainings, along with six crop advisor continuing education units in crop management May 6-7 in Amarillo. The program is designed for corn, sorghum and wheat grain handlers and producers. According to AgriLife Extension economist Dr. Steve Amosson, the information from the workshop will help participants recognize the different types of damage that occur in these grains and how damage affect grade. There is a $70 fee to attend the workshops and preregistration is required by May 2. If you are interested in attending this year’s grain grading workshops, here is a link for preregistration https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/index.cfm/productDetails/productid/1516/ 

Post-Freeze Analysis

Where your farm is located might be the difference maker on whether your wheat crop suffered damage from the overnight freezes of April 14-15. Texas A&M AgriLife Agronomist Dr. Jourdan Bell told KGNC, “What I have seen as I’ve been out doing my own personal evaluation is that much of the wheat throughout the northern and central Texas Panhandle really missed any damage.” However, Dr. Bell said points further south – where plants are farther along in development and thus more vulnerable – do not appear to have fared as well. For example, Dr. Bell said a report she received from Hockley County described “significant damage” resulting from the freezes. “The consensus is a lot of farmers are probably going to start baling their wheat down there because of that.”

Dr. Bell said it would still be good for individual farmers to do damage assessments of their wheat crops. Texas Wheat Producers has posted information on its website to help farmers know what to look for. For a direct link, go here http://texaswheat.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2014-Wheat-Freeze-Overview.pdf


Price Basis Tool

Knowing the price basis for a commodity is an important aspect of marketing for agricultural producers. To help producers get a firm handle on price basis in a particular region of Texas, AgriLife Extension has an online tool available at http://basis.tamu.edu  that lists the different price basis for corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans and wheat. 

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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