David Bennett

Associate Editor,
Delta Farm Press

David Bennett, associate editor for Delta Farm Press, is an Arkansan. He worked with a daily newspaper before joining Farm Press in 1994. Bennett writes about legislative and crop related issues in the Mid-South states.

U.S./EU trade deal no slam dunk
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack meets with EU counterparts to push massive trade deal.
Barge on Mississippi River
Obama signs waterways infrastructure bill into law
To proponents' relief, Obama signs Water Resources Reform and Development Act to improve aging U.S. waterways infrastructure.
Aquaculture, biofuels and invasive species
National Sea Grant Law Center following potential Lacey Act problems, clash between state/EPA biofuel feedstock allowances.
MF Global customers to get back all illegally accessed funds
$1.6 billion that went 'missing' when MF Global collapsed in 2011 will be returned to customers.
U.S. waterways act easily passes House, Senate
Bipartisan waterways improvement act passes Congress, heads to Obama's desk.
Crops overcoming wet, nervous planting season
Nice stands in east Arkansas as rainy planting season continues.
How to properly dry grain on-farm?
New Arkansas research to study best practices of rice drying in bins.
Deal struck to fund U.S. waterways improvements
Massive improvements expected for aging U.S. waterways infrastructure if legislation passes Congress.
Oversight of U.S. markets adequate in modern age?
Are U.S. commodity trades markedly safer than securities trades?
Propane or diesel engines? 1
Agriculture increasingly look to propane engines for irrigation, livestock operations.
How goes implementation of the new farm bill?
"I’m confident we’ve made progress in every (farm bill) title." -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Back from the brink
Commercial Grain Marketing saves producers long drive, fills Mississippi counties' coffers.
Push on for comprehensive immigration reform
Tom Vilsack says U.S. agriculture in desperate need of immigration reform in order to address gaps in workforce.
EPA actions hampering biofuel industry growth?
EPA drastically reduces mandated amount of biofuels that must be used in nation's fuel blend. Biofuel backers unhappy with action.
Major corporations on board for agricultural sustainability 1
Companies including Monsanto, Walmart, and Pepsico join together to improve efficiency, move towards agricultural sustainability.
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