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 05, 2013

The shifting landscape of the U.S./Central American rice business

Preferences of U.S. rice importers become more prevelant as Central Americans urge less comingling of varieties....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 03, 2013

U.S. rice quality and quantifying customer demands

Issues surrounding U.S. rice quality include how chalk is measured....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 30, 2013

Quality paramount to importers of U.S. rice

After years of complaints, Central American importers of U.S. rice grow impatient, say quality concerns must be quickly addressed....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 21, 2013

Nutrition title fight means difficulty in moving farm bill needle

Still several weeks from reconvening after August recess, Congress will arrive back in D.C. with a new farm bill in the balance....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 17, 2013

Kudzu, wildfires and bark beetles

How healthy are our forests? How vulnerable are they to fires, erosion and invasive flora and fauna?   Well, consider that it’s early....More
in Farm Press Blog May 30, 2013

Christmas in June?

Will it be Christmas in summer? If a new farm bill finally goes to conference and takes shape as expected, it just might be for Christmas tree....More
in Farm Press Blog May 17, 2013

Property rights, pigs and pristine waters

With family and friends, I have spent some of the best hours of my life on the Buffalo, which was designated the nation’s first “national river” in....More
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
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