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 Apr 30, 2013

A new farm bill, specialty crops and onerous government regulations

In recent years, lawmakers wrestling with farm legislation have increasingly given specialty crops more elbow room at the negotiating table. That....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 18, 2013

Will the EPA become more farmer friendly?

On Tuesday (April 16), the EPA’s senior agricultural counsel said clean energy and building bridges with the farming/ranching community will be....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 11, 2013

White House 2014 budget: USDA, crop insurance and conservation programs take hit

The White House budget proposal for 2014 would do away with direct payments to farmers and slash funding for the USDA. The 6 percent proposed cut....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 24, 2013

Slow resolution of USDA minority discrimination suit stokes fires of bitterness

Tired of waiting for resolution of Pigford II, the Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association is stoking the fire under those....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 17, 2012

Budget negotiations, farm bill discussions and Capitol Hill intrigue

As the federal budget is debated and the lame duck session hurtles towards an end, there is high intrigue on Capitol Hill....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 18, 2012

As farm bill falters the fat lady sings a dirge

Reports say that House leadership is canceling the chamber’s October work session. If that stands, it means the House will have been in session eight....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 06, 2012

The drought from here: hunkered down, praying for El Nino

In the lead-up to August, triple-digit temperatures have been all too common and it’s too hot for all sorts of summer activities usually taken for....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 31, 2012

Bizarre farm bill journey takes another odd turn

Unwilling to schedule floor time for the farm bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee earlier in July, several attempts by Republican....More
in Farm Press Blog May 11, 2012

Anniversary of 2011 floods

Was it only a year ago when abundant rains caused a chain-reaction of misery in the Mid-South? Back then, a sense of disbelief set in as waterways....More
in Farm Press Blog May 08, 2012

An eminent domain fight, a Pigford sign-up deadline and catfish inspections

Folks tend to get upset when land they own is forcefully taken over by outside interests claiming eminent domain. Government projects, infrastructure....More
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