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.

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.
Agri Image's AgScout Extreme drone for agriculture.
Consultants find ease, multiple uses for ‘drones’ in agriculture 
UAV technology increasingly adopted by agriculture sector.
Mid-South soybean crop about to have huge new market?
Developed in Arkansas, soy oil rich in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) could mean major opportunity for soybean producers.
First annual Agricultural Law Conference set for May 16
“We’ve designed this so that anyone involved in agriculture -- ag lenders, businessmen -- will find it very pertinent.” -- Harrison Pittman.
Arkansas making irrigation schedule training priority
Saving money at top of list for using irrigation scheduler.
How best to deal with resistant barnyardgrass? 1
Barnyardgrass continues torment of rice farmers. University of Arkansas research shows how to tackle the problem in best manner.
Resistant barnyardgrass, yellow nutsedge studied at University of Arkansas
How quickly can resistance move? The first ALS-resistant barnyardgrass was found in Arkansas three years ago. In 2013, weed scientist Jason Norsworthy and colleagues found that of 30 samples they screened, 13 tested positive for ALS resistance, 43 percent of the tested samples.
Will Louisiana corn fields recover from massive rains?
Early April rains have left many Louisiana corn fields flooded and producers fretting.
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