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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 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

 

      

 

    

    


 

Signup Deadline For Dairymen

The signup deadline for the new Margin Protection Program has been extended again, this time to Dec. 19. For more information, go here

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/12/0263.xml&contentidonly=true

  

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

http://today.agrilife.org/2014/11/04/southwest-beef-symposium-set-for-jan-14-15-in-amarillo/

  

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 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-31/html/2014-25936.htm

  

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. 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.

 

  

 

 

 

USDA Info On Risk Management Programs

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

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/

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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