Farm bill offers billions in aid but no certain relief

Douglas Schernik gave up on growing cotton this year, after 25 years. Now, the 55 year old farmer relies on his corn and grain sorghum crops for income. "The price wasn't right," said Schernik, who lives on a 90 acre farm in Taylor and farms another 1,600 acres in rural Williamson County. Cotton is a $1 billion business in Texas and one of the top three crops in Central Texas.

Farmer-led Watershed Initiatives: Success Stories

We are pleased to announce that the report from the Second Annual Farmer-Led Watershed Initiatives Conference, held in Mankato, Minnesota, February 6-7, 1997 is now available online! We believe that the five initiatives featured at the conference and in the report point to the importance of farmer leadership and participation in successful watershed protection.