David Bennett

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.

Articles
Soybean pods
Still no permission to spray dicamba on M1691 soybeans
“The main takeaway: there is no dicamba product that can go over-the-top of this new crop technology at the moment. We hope everyone stays in compliance with that. We don’t want to have more regulations in the future that might be more restrictive.” -- Susie Nichols, Arkansas State Plant Board
Food companies agree to GMO labeling as opponents warn of consequences
GMO-labeled food is coming to a grocery shelf near you. Despite a massive effort by manufacturers and agriculture-related companies to derail it.
U.S. trade negotiator pushes TPP trade deal, explains benefits 1
Trade Ambassador Darci Vetter was in Arkansas in late March to explain the agriculture side of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
rice plants
Early planting of rice: some considerations
The early warm weather “has presented some very interesting environmental setups for producers to make choices about putting rice in the ground." -- Jarrod Hardke, Arkansas Extension rice specialist.
Following huge rains how is Mid-South corn planting faring?
In late February through early March, favorable conditions in the Mid-South meant corn planting was moving at a brisk pace. Then, a series of weather systems swept across the region dumping major rains. In late March, farmers were returning to their fields.
2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album: Part 4
This photo gallery includes a cross-section of exhibitors, attendees, and those who took part in various seminars, informational sessions, FFA food packaging, and recognition events held in conjunction with the show.
2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album: Part 3
This photo gallery includes a cross-section of exhibitors, attendees, and those who took part in various seminars, informational sessions, FFA food packaging, and recognition events held in conjunction with the show.
2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album: Part 2
This photo gallery includes a cross-section of exhibitors, attendees, and those who took part in various seminars, informational sessions, FFA food packaging, and recognition events held in conjunction with the show.
2016 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album: Part 1
This photo gallery includes a cross-section of exhibitors, attendees, and those who took part in various seminars, informational sessions, FFA food packaging, and recognition events held in conjunction with the show.
Tri Watkins, incoming Southern Cotton Ginners Association president
Rabbit Ridge Gin pushing forward as area cropping shift continues
Rabbit Ridge Gin faces lower cotton acres, government hindrances. "In my mind, it’s imperative that ginners stay cohesive. The SCGA helps be the glue for that.” -- Tri Watkins, SCGA president.
Steve Stevens: Discovery Farm for the next generation
The beginning of Steve Stevens’ earnest adoption of farm technology was in 2008. Asked about ultimate motivations, Stevens points to family.
soybean seedling
SoyMAP program a great new tool for Mid-South producers
SoyMAP (short for Soybean Maturity, Analysis, and Planning) “can be used on your farms to determine the best-choice maturity group for your location when you plant on a specific date.” -- Larry Purcell, University of Arkansas professor.
How safe is your rice after draining? 2
“You have to ask: at what point in the rice crop is it safe to have glyphosate drift on it? We still don’t know. Is it ever safe?" -- Jim Groves.
Louisiana consultant conference draws large February crowd
Photos of attendees at the 2016 Louisiana Agricultural technology and Management Conference.
Enhancing management for high-yielding soybeans
Over the last few growing season, many Mid-South soybean producers have achieved outstanding yields. How best to continue the trend?
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