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The Not So Great Cowboy Strike of 1883 - CountryWorld
(Oct. 2) — We don’t normally think of cowboys going on strike as a protest against unfair labor practices and big corporations because cowboys are usually too busy being iconic for such diversions and because, as we all know, a cowboy’s work is never ...
State Fair of Texxas show's off 1,200-lb. boar - CountryWorld
Oct. 21, 2004 - While there was plenty of unique sights, sounds, and tastes at this year's State Fair of Texas, it was the big pig housed at the swine barn that earned the most exclamations of "Wow!" Weighing nearly 1,200 pounds, and standing over four ...
At BLT Farm, Davis family operation incorporates comprehensive, modern approach to sustainable agriculture - CountryWorld
(June 19, 2014) — Something about the land and being outdoors and working with cattle has always appealed to Logan Davis. Even as he worked toward a degree in agriculture communications at Texas A&M University, he often thought about returning to Llano ...
Lew Jenkins, The Sweetwater Swatter - CountryWorld
(June 12, 2014) — The only things Lew Jenkins ever got or learned came through fighting. He was one of those hard-luck, hardscrabble kids that this country produced in considerable quantity during the 1930s, but Jenkins was blessed with a quicker right ...
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 ...
Increasing number of equine deaths from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus in Texas blamed on failure to vaccinate - CountryWorld
(July 17, 2014) — The good news for most living creatures on the planet is that the West Nile Virus doesn’t affect them. The bad news is reserved for birds, humans and horses, all of which are affected by and can die from the disease. West Nile Virus ...
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 ...
The Greening of Walmart: Retail giant’s partnership with Wild Oats likely won’t help average small-scale organic farmer - CountryWorld
(May 1, 2014) — Any suspicions that the organic foods movement has peaked or will slow down in coming years were put to rest last month when Walmart announced a new line of organic foods at a fraction of the cost of other national organic brands.
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.
Down But Not Out: Julia Trigg Crawford lost this round against TransCanada, but don’t think that means she’s given up - CountryWorld
(April 10, 2014) — An East Texas landowner and farmer fought the law, and the law won. Julia Trigg Crawford’s bid to stop the TransCanada Corporation from constructing part of its Keystone XL pipeline across her Red ‘Arc Farm in Direct ended last ...
Livestock specialist: Why buy hay and not know how much it weighs? - CountryWorld
(March 6, 2014) — Rick Machen is puzzled by the way we buy hay. We use recognized units of measure to pay for fertilizer, feeds, minerals and nearly everything else, but not hay. Hay is sold by the bale. This perplexes Machen, a livestock specialist with ...
Buddy Holly, the Mayfields and The Beatles - CountryWorld
One of the great things about music history is how everyone who picks up an instrument seems to influence everyone else who picks up the same instrument or another one, which is to say that a bluegrass band from Lubbock that you've probably never heard of ...
Aflatoxin outbreak of 2010 has calmed, but fungus still a threat to corn producers - CountryWorld
Corn farmers know more about aflatoxin now than ever, but many of the lessons have been learned the hard way. The aflatoxin storm of 2010 has calmed, and corn producers are now able to take a step back and look at the lessons of the past several years ...
Silvopasture systems combine elements of forest and open pasture to raise return on investment - CountryWorld
A pasture usually ends where a forest begins, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Some landowners are utilizing a system called silvopasture that combines trees, forage and livestock on the same piece of land. The cows may wander into the trees, but they ...
A Plague of Locusts: Grasshoppers are back again, but at least they’re not as voracious as in Dust Bowl days - CountryWorld
The bad news on the grasshopper front this year is that hordes of the voracious insects are back for another summer over much of the state. The good news is that they won’t be as bad as they were in the 1930s. Recent crop reports from Texas AgriLife ...