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.

Soybean plants
United front needed as oilseed producers face growing demand
Worldwide oilseed industry needs a more united front?
Lawmakers urge quick farm bill implementation
House subcommittee hears from USDA under secretary on farm bill implementation.
Post-flood replanting options and new technologies
Late-season replant considerations.
‘Pigposium’ to offer glimpse of new weed control strategies, technologies
Event to provide slate of weed experts explaining coming technologies, current methods of dealing with herbicide-resistant weeds.
Massive rains leave Arkansas crops underwater
How will crops do after flood waters back off Arkansas fields?
Arkansas rice crop overcoming early-season setbacks
Hardke: Rice crop recovers from early setbacks.
House passes bill to reauthorize CFTC through 2018
Agriculture sector pleased with House passage of CFTC-related legislation.
Pests moving through early-season crops
The bottom line for Lorenz is “we must not forget that cover crops come with risks. Everyone wants to talk about how good cover crops are, how positive they are agronomically. And that’s true -- I’m not downplaying the benefits. However, any time you bring in a cover crop there may be some pest management issues that can’t be forgotten.”
Beneficial cover crops don’t come without risk
Arkansas entomologist Gus Lorenz explains the need to properly manage cover crops.
After years away, Bill Robertson again walking Arkansas cotton fields
After eight years with the National Cotton Council, Bill Robertson is back for a second stint as University of Arkansas cotton specialist.
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.
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