In December 2019, the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce released the 5th Edition of ‘The Impact of Agribusiness in the High Plains Trade Area’. The publication was authored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and WTAMU faculty. Today in High Plains Ag Week we discuss select material from that publication; the impact of beef cattle on the High Plains Trade Area economy. You can find digital copies of the publication on the homepage of Texas AgriLife Extension in Amarillo, and printed copies at the Amarillo Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 11/2/2020
In our final post in the October series on weather risk management tools for livestock we cover the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). While LIP does not provide indemnities for losses from drought, it does provide indemnities in the event of disaster which includes wild fires and extreme heat, among others. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 10/26/2020
Today is the third post in our series on drought mitigation programs. We’ll discuss the Livestock Forage Program (LFP). Check out the post from October 5 on the drought status and outlook before reading.
Today is the second in our series on drought mitigation programs. We’ll discuss the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Rainfall Insurance program. The deadline to sign up for this program is November 15. Check out last week’s post on the drought status and outlook. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 10/12/2020
The continued drought is forcing tough decisions on how to feed calves through the winter. For the month of October we’ll review programs that mitigate the impacts of drought. Today, we review the current state of precipitation and water for the region, and preview the programs we’ll review in detail the rest of the month. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 10/5/2020