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.

Posts by David Bennett

in Farm Press Blog Sep 12, 2016

USDA inspections send another shipment of Asian fish packing

The August rejection was only the latest in a string of rejections since the USDA took over inspections from the FDA in April. Compared to the FDA....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 19, 2016

Reason for Reform taking another crack at labor, immigration

We’re coming to a point where the American people are going to have to make up their mind. Do we want to import food or import labor? I think people....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 06, 2016

What do aerial applicators think of the new FAA drone rules?

“A 2-pound bird – made of bones, muscle and sinew -- can shatter a plane’s window, go straight through. Imagine what hard plastic and a battery could....More
in Farm Press Blog May 06, 2016

Ag sector downturn to last how long?

“The start of the current environment really began in 2014. When prices fall as hard as they have and expenses don’t fall at the same rate, it sends....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 12, 2016

Hold the cheating cheaters to account

Provided ample opportunities and examples of cheating, U.S. officials have offered little but words enabling the thievery to continue....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 16, 2016

40 Cuban acres and a single-row tractor

“We figured the best way to help the farmers was to make a tractor for them. And that’s what we’re going to do.” -- Horace Clemmons, Cleber LLC....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 02, 2016

Mosquitoes, Zika and bow-hunting miseries

Many researchers are studying the possibility of genetic engineering driving certain mosquito species to extinction....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 21, 2016

Martian potatoes and Chinese GM corn

With humankind increasingly looking to the Red Planet with wanderlust, is the lowly potato set to be literally ascendant?....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 11, 2015

China betting big on GM crops, cloned food animals

The acceleration of biotech adoption by the Chinese has been fueled by the populations’ increased prosperity. Folks with more cash in their billfold....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 24, 2015

Arlim tomatoes and the end of summer

Oftentimes, the uglier the tomato, the more awesome it is....More
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