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At The Water's Edge
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:21 AM CST

Craig Lenhart manages a big cotton and grain operation. Dallas Ford works a more modest cattle ranch. While the size and business focus of their operations differ, the two Refugio County, Texas, friends work toward a single goal—to keep sediment out of the nearby Gulf of Mexico.

It’s a goal recently made easier with USDA’s commitment of $50 million to help clean up their watershed and others across five Gulf states. The funds come from a relatively new program, the Gulf of Mexico Initiative.

The Lenharts—Craig, his brother, Darrell, and sons Tyler and ...

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