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The Organic Chronicles: ATTRA conducts interviews to help make it easier for farmers, ranchers to manage their land for the long haul - CountryWorld
(July 3, 2014) — Organic food sales keep growing, but Texas is not reaping the benefits that might be expected from the country’s second-largest agriculture producer. U.S. organic sales grew 15 percent in 2013 to $11.6 billion, which translates to an ...
Succesful JoLi Farms operator calls aquaponics ‘farm-to-table at its finest’ - CountryWorld
(April 17, 2014) — Joe Schram began a recent presentation to a group of Master Gardeners with a confession: “I just killed 500 catfish.” It wasn’t so much that Schram believed that confession is good for the soul so much as it was a way for him to ...
The Rise and Fall of Thurber, Texas - CountryWorld
(July 10, 2014) — There never was a Texas town quite like Thurber, and there never will be again. In a state not known for coal, Thurber produced tons of “black diamonds” for more than 30 years. And in a state known for its independence, Thurber was ...
Wildflower Center creates turfgrass that relies on mix of native grasses for resilience, beauty - CountryWorld
(April 24, 2014) — A new turfgrass developed at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas in Austin is touted as not only a new kind of turfgrass for arid Texas and the Southwest but also as a new way of thinking about the lawn.
Not So Great Escapes - CountryWorld
(Feb. 27, 2014) — On Aug. 9, 1944, three German soldiers put a homemade raft into the Brazos River as part of a plan to make their way back to Germany. They were POWs — prisoners of war — at a camp near Hearne in Robertson County. They made their ...
Genetic anomaly allows ‘double muscling’ in Piedmontese cattle - CountryWorld
(June 5, 2014) — Of all the critters running around on Patricia Carvajal’s Reflection Ranch in Burnet County, the white Piedmontese cattle scattered about the 385 acres might be the most exotic. They aren’t from around these parts, nor have they been ...
Lady in Blue - CountryWorld
(Feb. 6, 2014) — In 1629 a group of Jumano Indians showed up in Isleta, near present-day Albuquerque, New Mexico, in search of Christian missionaries. They said that a woman dressed in blue had visited them and, speaking in their own language, laid out ...
Texon: A Different Kind of Oil Town - CountryWorld
(April 17, 2014) — The Texas boomtowns of the early 20th century, spawned by oil discoveries, were not the original dens of iniquity, but they took the term to a whole new level. Towns like Desdemona, Ranger, and Borger were places where some people had ...
'Too Full Of Alabama' - CountryWorld
(Jan. 16, 2014) — Sixty years later, the story can be told. Again. It’s a tale that won’t go away because in the annals of college football there has never been another one quite like it. Naturally, it happened in Texas. There’s a zealot in the ...
Deaths of honeybees decline, but rate of disapperance is still too high - CountryWorld
(May 29, 2014) — It says something about the plight of the U.S. honeybee when a survey showing that 23.2 percent of them perished last year is hailed as good news. The survey, which was released on May 15, was conducted by USDA and the Bee Informed ...