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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
The signup deadline for the new Margin Protection Program has been extended again, this time to Dec. 19. For more information, 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
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. 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 http://amarillo.tamu.edu/ and click on the County Offices tab.
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
For more information from the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, cllick here
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