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 Nov 17, 2011

First Xmas trees, now the rest

First, the get-the-government-outta-everything bunch came for the Christmas tree check-off. Flush with success after the Obama administration’s....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 10, 2011

Xmas trees, check-offs, and half-truths

Warm up the cider, decorate the Christmas tree, put a match to the Yule log, hand out the songsheets and let’s all hum a dirge as common sense....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 09, 2011

Beetle-mimicking irrigation system wins Dyson award

A young Australian engineer has won the 2011 James Dyson Award for developing a low-maintenance, solar-powered, drip-irrigation system....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 07, 2011

Chinese rice buyers touring the United States

On Sunday, November 6, rice buyers from China will arrive in Sacramento, California. Following several days of touring rice mills and farms in the....More
in Farm Press Blog Sep 15, 2011

GPS signals, broadband coverage and White House message massaging (UPDATED)

A Thursday report sheds light on how LightSquared lined up its deal and how the Obama administration – keen to fulfill promises to bring broadband....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 30, 2011

Bringing high-speed to the bean field (UPDATED)

While the Federal Communications Commission weighs the pros and cons of allowing an AT&T merger with T-Mobile, Arkansas legislators and....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 22, 2011

A moral case for free trade?

Among criticisms of pending Free Trade Agreements is the charge that such deals are structured in ways that keep the poor from improving their lot....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 15, 2011

Report: China growing GM rice for years

Late in the summer of 2006, the USDA announced trace amounts of unapproved GM traits had been found in several rice varieties being grown....More
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