The Golden Spread Agri-Business Hour


Listen weekday mornings from 5am-6am for the latest Agri-business news updates with James Hunt and Tony Klein. James and Tony will keep you informed with Ag news headlines, featured stories, weather news and stock reports concerning Agri-business.

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Signup Deadline For Dairymen

December 5 is the signup deadline for the new Margin Protection Program. For more information, go here

A New Checkoff For Cattlemen?

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


Southwest Beef Symposium

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


Argentinian Beef Issue

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


AgriLife Farm Bill Meetings

The farm bill education meetings offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service continue through Dec. 18. All the meetings are free and open to the public. They will start at 10 a.m. and conclude at noon.

The remaining meetings by date and location include:

Dec. 4 – Hemphill County, Hemphill County Exhibition Center, 10865 Exhibition Center Road, Canadian.

Dec. 5 – Donley County, Church of Christ Family Life Center, 300 S. Carhart, Clarendon.

Dec. 10 – Oldham County, Oldham County Barn, 305 Coke St., Vega.

Dec. 11 – Roberts County, Roberts County Annex, 122 Water St., Miami.

Dec. 11 – Hutchinson County, Morse Community Building, Morse.

Dec. 16 – Carson County, War Memorial Building, 500 Main St., Panhandle.

Dec. 17 – Gray County, Clyde Carruth Show Barn located in Recreation Park, Pampa.

Dec. 18 – Collingsworth County, Bura Handley Community Building, 802 10th St., Wellington.

For more information on a particular meeting, contact the AgriLife Extension office in that county. For a list of county offices, go to and click on the County Offices tab.






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.

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