Chris Bennett

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

A native of Helena, Ark., Bennett is a graduate of Missouri State University.

He has been an associate editor with Farm Press for five years.

Posts by Chris Bennett

in Farm Press Blog Nov 27, 2012

PETA and the death of sanity

It’s unfair to label People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as an extremist organization. Giving PETA that tag is an unjust, terrible insult to....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 21, 2012

Crappie fishing brings luck of the gool

“Slab. Slab. Slab,” I slowly recited, while rubbing the gool’s white belly with a convert’s conviction. The gool’s transformation from a fish to a....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 03, 2012

Digging GM potatoes with the Irish

Ireland’s version of the EPA has given the nod to genetically modified potato field trials. The reaction to the announced four-year trials has been....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 13, 2012

Bull market for crop theft

Crop thieves abound in agriculture and always will. It’s never about hunger — just greed....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 10, 2012

Harvest of iron still haunts farmers

There are enough munitions buried in Europe’s farmland to keep demolition squads busy for several 100 years — and maybe the next 1,000. Death in the....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 05, 2012

Pollinators peel back layer of God’s creation

All of nature’s beauty is not equal. There is a world of absolute wonder and marvel that is seldom seen. Just a glance behind the curtain — and the....More
in Farm Press Blog May 29, 2012

Mississippi Delta begins long road to harvest

Technology and technique will always change; but Delta dirt remains the same — the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural heritage....More
in Farm Press Blog May 17, 2012

Snake farming a five-step risk

It’s not just China munching down on snakes; Chinese snake farming has gone global, finding astonishing success by feeding demand from Asia, Europe....More
in Farm Press Blog May 09, 2012

Water jihads and Moe Howard haircuts

Almost from the dawn of time, water cataclysm has been based on too much of a good thing. Throw that archetype out the window and prepare for....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 23, 2012

Cottonmouths, armadillos and leprosy — pick your poison

I was suddenly at one with nature, holding up a 15-pound armadillo — and I was shaking with tsunami ferocity. Absurd scene: me holding a live....More
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