|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.|
|Time Change this weekend|
|Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2am. Please remember to turn your clock forward 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night.|
|Texas Rangers Baseball|
|The Texas Rangers 2014 season begins Monday, March 31st against the Philadelphia Phillies. Eric Nadel has the first pitch at 1pm on Amarillo's News Leader.....News Talk 710 KGNC!|
|Greg Glenn has moved!|
|Let Me Speak To The Realtor with Greg Glenn has moved his "Curb Appeal" to Saturdays at 11am on NewsTalk 710 KGNC-AM.|
The Lone Star Conference Tournament moves into the semifinals tonight in Allen, Texas. The top seeded women's team, West Texas A&M, takes on 4th seed Midwestern State after both teams won close games to advance. The Lady Buffs pulled away late to down Cameron 64-53 on Wednesday while the Lady Mustangs had to go to overtime to get past Angelo State 70-66 on Thursday night.
The teams have played twice this season with WT winning both. The Lady Buffs won easily at home and then needed overtime to beat Midwestern in Wichita Falls.
Gametime is at 6 p.m. KGNC's broadcast will begin at 5:45 p.m.
The other women's semifinal has 2nd seed Tarleton State taking on 3rd seed Texas Womans University at noon today.
Friday, March 7, 2014
LSC TOURNAMENT MEN'S SEMIFINALS
Game 10: 2:30, 2) Midwestern State vs. 3) Angelo State
Game 12: 8:30, 1) Tarleton State vs. 4) Texas A&M-Commerce
The Amarillo Bulls host Topeka in a big weekend series in the North American Hockey League.
It’s the 9th and 10th meetings of the season between the rivals. After winning the first five games by a combined score of 20-4, the Bulls have lost the last three with all of them by two goals or less.
The Bulls had an unusual month of February playing just five games, including two full weekends off with no games.
Amarillo has a narrow five point lead over Topeka for first place in the South Division and victories this weekend could solidify their hold. Both teams have 10 games remaining in the season. The RoadRunners have a two point advantage over the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees for home ice and second place.
Games begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Civic Center.
With sales closing dates for purchasing crop insurance coming up this month, farmers who grow corn now know their insurance price. On the KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour, David Gibson, executive director of Texas Corn Producers said the insurance price for corn has been set at “around $4.62 a bushel.” He described that price as being “currently right in line with where our cash prices are.”
We continue to await the decision expected later this month when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will determine whether the Lesser-Prairie Chicken needs special protection as a threatened species. Meanwhile, efforts continue to set up programs to help land owners and land users avoid harsh impacts from such a designation for the bird. And it appears that private companies are finding one plan particularly appealing. The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has announced that – to date – private companies in the five states covered under the range-wide plan have enrolled more than 2.5 million acres in the Lesser-Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan. Enrollees include companies representing the oil and gas industry, pipelines, electric transmission and wind energy. Under the range-wide plan, which has the endorsement of the Fish and Wildlife Service, enrolled companies receive regulatory assurances in exchange for following guidelines to minimize how the companies' activity could impact the bird. Fees collected from the companies provide money for farmers, ranchers and landowners for their efforts toward protecting and restoring Lesser-Prairie Chicken habitat.
Consumers are well aware that beef prices are very high right now, historically speaking. But it would be wrong to assume that cattlemen are getting rich as a result, according to Eldon White, executive vice president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. On the KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour, White explained that the benefit of strong beef and cattle prices is largely absorbed by the high operational expenses ranchers are contending with, such as for fuel and fertilizer. Potential gains for cattlemen are further undermined by the fact that they have fewer animals to sell these days. The drought of 2011 triggered a dramatic decline in cattle numbers in Texas, White told the KGNC audience. “Over a two-year period USDA shows that we had about a million-head reduction in our cow herd in Texas.” TSCRA membership surveys conducted during the height of the drought indicated ranchers were planning to liquidate their individual herds by approximately 25%, which means less gross revenue to be generated despite high prices.
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