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
How is the farm bill program signup going?
Val Dolcini gives progress report on signup for Agricultural Act of 2014 programs after USDA decides to give producers an additional week to sign register and get appointment with his FSA colleagues to select the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage options.
How might the California drought impact Southern agriculture?
“One acre of rice provides enough water for six households in southern California for a year. So, there’s always a battle from people farther south wanting water."
Will California drought boost Mid-South rice?
California rice farmers are being offered – and seriously considering – selling their water to municipalities and sitting out the growing season. If those sales are made, might that mean medium-grain rice production would shift to the Mid-South?
Agriculture-related legal issues focus of April 17 meeting
“We’re very focused on farming and practical legal challenges producers are facing -- less of an academic-type conference."
Grain sorghum, Delta Farm Press
Over 300,000 grain sorghum acres in Arkansas?
Expectations increase for grain sorghum acreage bump.
Honeybees and agriculture not on collision course 1
Crops need pollinating and so agriculture and bees are intricately linked. One thing that needs strengthening between farmers and beekeepers is communication.
Moving pawpaws into the mainstream
“What a revelation! The fruit was so much better than what I’d expected."
Faces of the Roy J. Smith Barnyardgrass Workshop
With well over 200 in attendance, the Roy J. Smith Barnyardgrass Workshop was held at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, Ark., on March 9.
What would a ban on neonicotinoids mean?
A major compilation of 15 studies is helping push back calls for the banning of neonicotinoid insecticides, largely to protect pollinators. The study says such a ban would bring with it massive costs for North American farmers.
Corn ethanol bill to gut U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard?
Bill would remove corn-derived ethanol as an option to fulfill Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) production goals.
Monday barnyardgrass workshop set for Stuttgart, Ark.
Barnyardgrass in multiple crops to be discussed.
Gregg Sain
Gregg Sain: 2015 SCGA Ginner of the Year
The roundabout way Gregg Sain became a successful cotton ginner is a testament to a man remaining open to opportunities, robust on-the-job education, dogged determination and the fostering of community relationships. The 2015 SCGA Ginner of the Year is head of gins in both northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel.
Mid-South farmland values steady for 2015
A brief look at 2015 farmland values.
Farm program sign-up extended 30 days
“The deadline extension comes as a great relief -- for both the FSA staff and the farmers."
Mid-South agriculture law/regulations on April 17 meeting agenda
Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference to kick off April 17.
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