Gail Fuller may find himself being punished for farm and soil stewardship practices that have won him praise.
That would be a disappointment to those who fervently believe proper care for the soil, above all things, should be rewarded.
The extended drought, crop insurance rules, stewardship practices to build soil organic matter and conflicting USDA agencies’ dictums are all crossing paths in a bad way for Fuller, a 50-year-old grain and livestock farmer from Emporia, Kan. He faces the possible loss of his farm because of cancellation of his crop insurance policy on the 2012 crop.
Against the rules. Fuller ...