NEWS
No Safety Under Covers
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Feb 1, 2013 07:43 PM CST

SALINA, Kan. (DTN) -- 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 organic matter in soil 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.

While there are guys out there sitting on a lot of land equity, Fuller isn't necessarily one of ...

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