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.

New, resistant pigweed hybrid confirmed in Mississippi
A Mississippi pigweed hybrid is latest development in resistant weed saga.
Arkansas’ Pryor speaks on farm bill, agriculture program funding
Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor describes farm bill process, implementation hopes and weighs in on election season.
New USDA agriculture census report shows trends
Key findings in preliminary 2012 Agriculture Census.
How one family maintains a diversified, sustainable farm
Annie Dee, who farms some 4,000 acres of row crops on the Mississippi/Alabama border, is keen to improve her diversified, sustainable family operation.
Great 2013 crop a positive harbinger for U.S. rice in 2014?
What is in store for international rice scene in 2014?
Arkansas soybean sustainability survey to open new markets?
Arkansas soybean producers urged to fill out surveys to provide information on crop's sustainability in the state.
Demands for water present Mid-South agriculture with major questions
In the process of being updated, the Arkansas Water Plan will attempt to balance the many interests competing for the resource.
Insect pest control in Mid-South corn
Tennessee entomologist Scott Stewart recently spoke on pest control in corn along with updated recommendations.
Cotton issues for 2014: Chinese supply, farm bill implementation, trade deals
NCC economic reports points to several areas for U.S. producers to focus.
Considering conventional soybeans? Here’s some advice.
Conventional soybeans still have a place in the South -- but here are some things to watch out for.
Saving money: Mid-South pest recommendations tweaked for 2014
Check out new recommendations on three-cornered alfalfa hoppers, bean leaf beetles, stink bugs.
Growing soybeans behind rice in heavy soils 1
Jeremy Jack says it isn't easy prepping a rice field for soybeans. But the rewards can justify the headaches.
Senate passes new farm bill
The Senate vote on Tuesday afternoon marked the legislative end to a long, winding journey to new farm bill. The bill passed 68 to 32.
Senate farm bill vote expected
Delving into the new farm bill being voted on by Senate on Tuesday.
New farm bill moves out of conference
A new farm bill could reach President Obama's desk by the end of January.
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