Chris Bennett

Associate Editor,
Western Farm Press

A native of Helena, Ark., Bennett is a graduate of Missouri State University.

He has been an associate editor with Farm Press for five years.

Faces of American agriculture 2013, Part 2
A photo salute to the most efficient farmers in the world and the backbone of America.
Faces of American agriculture 2013, Part 1
A salute to the most efficient farmers in the world and the backbone of America: Here are a few of the faces that made it happen in 2013.
Recipe for high cotton at Mattson Farms
Despite planting late, Mattson Farms had an incredible 2013 cotton year. Weather, fertility, irrigation, rotation, insect control, and fortune all lined up for booming cotton yields.
Mid-South farmers filling sesame production gap
Traditionally, sesame is harvested by hand across the world. Lack of efficient production is a major hole in global production, a gap that U.S. farmers can fill.
Sesame grabbing attention of Delta farmers
The markets are desperate for sesame and Delta farmers are taking a long look at a new crop that may be a perfect agriculture fit.
A true American farmer — Billy Goss
Billy Goss is a true American farmer — a man who looks like he works the ground; the stamp of toil. Sun, diesel and dust have toughened Goss, Goss Farms, Clarksdale, Miss., and given him the appearance of a man who belongs to the land.
Billy Goss — living a life well farmed 1
Mississippi farmer Billy Goss is a contented man, grateful for the blessings agriculture has afforded him.
Mattson Farms hits banner cotton yields
What does 4-bale cotton look like? Take a look at the sea of white in some of Mattson Farms’ fields to find out.
Rice harvest strong at Campbell Brothers Farms
Hugh Campbell is looking at a strong rice crop — possibly the best average yields on big acres that he’s ever had.
Farmland holds buried secrets of Indian history
Mississippi Delta farmland has produced some of the finest examples of Native American stonework and pottery yet found in the United States. Terry Smith has spent the last 20 years amassing an astounding, museum-quality collection of Delta Indian artifacts.
Delta farmland reveals secrets of Indian history
Terry Smith, Smith & Weiland, Clarksdale, Miss., is perfectly poised to search for Indian artifacts, and knows precisely where to look and what to look for. He has spent the last 20 years amassing a museum-quality collection of Delta Indian artifacts.
Farmer in the belly of a cotton picker beast
With cotton harvest on full-bore, Brandon Walton sprang into action when he suspected one of his pickers might have a bad bearing. Using a small remote control tether, Walton, farm manager, Omega Plantation, Clarksdale, Miss., tested the massive baling apparatus. Next, after entirely shutting down the picker, he crawled into the belly of the cotton beast and made sure everything was working to his satisfaction.
Gen 4 Farms bringing home harvest in legacy year
A century since ground was first broken — brothers Wayne and J.D. Dulaney run a tight operation at Gen 4 Farms, Clarksdale, Miss.
Legendary combine driver — Jesse Small 1
Jesse Small's 89-year recipe for longevity: 13 hours each day in a combine during harvest and six days a week in a fishing boat during the off-season — standing up.
Young farmer in a graying game — Thomas Neblett
Thomas Neblett, Sunrise Planting Co., Clarksdale, Miss., 22, is literally one of the youngest farmers in America. With the average age of U.S. farmers at 60, and with estimates that over half of American farmland will change hands in the next 20 years, Neblett seems all the younger.
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