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 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
in Farm Press Blog Apr 29, 2012

Sustainable meat, undercover videos, Clinton speaks truth and hunting dog research

Are the benefits and possibilities of “environmentally sustainable” meat production overblown?....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 16, 2012

Mid-May Colombia FTA and free farm bill buttons

According to Sunday reports, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk expects the U.S./Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to be active on May 15....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 29, 2011

MF Global: funds found but mystery deepens

As FBI and Justice Department investigations into the collapse of MF Global continue, there have been several developments in recent days....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 25, 2011

South Korea, FTAs and word association

Triggered by a vote on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) recently passed by Congress, South Korean President Lee Myungbak’s opposition was furious at....More
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