As Gus McCrae wisely quipped in “Lonesome Dove”: “Yesterday’s gone, we can’t get it back.” The Farm Bill of yesterday — or four years ago, to be clear — is coming to a close, soon to be replaced by a new bill. Though it may not seem like it at first blush, the Farm Bill has far-reaching effects for Texans and all Americans. Along with funding important initiatives like affordable and accessible food options, commodities, food production and trade, the Farm Bill legislation also funds critical conservation initiatives to assist farmers and landowners in voluntarily and proactively conserving land… Read more from the Houston Chronicle