sunflower http://hppr.org en Lone Star State Tops Sunflower State in Sunflower Production http://hppr.org/post/lone-star-state-tops-sunflower-state-sunflower-production <p>Texas surpassed Kansas to become third in the nation in sunflower production, Texas-based magazine <a href="http://www.countryworldnews.com/news/headlines/1220-sunflower-power-state-rises-to-third-in-the-nation-in-acreage-total-production-of-crop-with-two-very-desirable-uses.html"><strong>Country World</strong></a> reports. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19041 at http://hppr.org Lone Star State Tops Sunflower State in Sunflower Production I'll Miss Fields of Gold http://hppr.org/post/ill-miss-fields-gold <p></p><p></p><h4>Sometime back I talked about our return to dryland farming.&nbsp; One of the things I will miss with this change is being surrounded by fields of gold.&nbsp; Some days, I would journey into the fields to be surrounded by eye-level orbs of sunlight.&nbsp; I would stand quietly waiting for the sound of munchkins following the yellow brick road.&nbsp; At the end of the growing season, I have been known to emerge with an arm full of heavy heads to hang in the evergreens to provide a feast for winter residents.&nbsp; Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Skip Mancini 12258 at http://hppr.org I'll Miss Fields of Gold