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David Bennett

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.

Chris Bennett

A native of Helena, Ark., Bennett is a graduate of Missouri State University.

He has been an associate editor with Farm Press for five years.

in Farm Press Blog Aug 22, 2013

Giant feral pig killed by Mississippi farmers

When Larry Smith and Michael Mims went hunting after a giant feral pig, they were shocked when the hog proved even bigger than they ever suspected....More

Cary Blake

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.

 Blake travelled West...

Hembree Brandon

Hembree Brandon, editorial director, grew up in Mississippi and worked in public relations and edited weekly newspapers before joining Farm Press in 1973. He has served in various editorial positions with the Farm Press publications, in addition to writing about political, legislative,...

in Farm Press Blog Oct 05, 2015

Genetic engineering: Mother Nature’s done it for centuries

"Almost none of our foods that we eat today is the product of Nature’s way." says Jon Entine, author of "GMOs, Yes! Why ‘Biotech 2.0’ Foods are Safe, Sustainable and Critical to Global Food Challenges."....More

Harry Cline

Harry's 47-year journalism career covers both daily newspapers and agricultural magazines. He was Western Farm Press' first editor and has more than 35 years of experience covering all aspects of high value, irrigated Western agriculture. He is a former member of the California...

Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990....

Forrest Laws

Forrest Laws, director of content for the Penton Media Agriculture Group, spent 10 years with a metropolitan daily newspaper before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and...

in Farm Press Blog Oct 08, 2015

Boll weevil eradication best of public-private partnerships

Paying off Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation debt major milestone for farmers in fight to restore cotton's profitability....More

Ed Phillips

Ed Phillips, managing editor of Delta Farm Press, is a native Mississippian and had daily/weekly newspaper and magazine experience before joining Farm Press in 1977. He has served in various editorial management positions for the company's farm, equipment, and professional turf management...

in Farm Press Blog Aug 17, 2011

An online glossary of genetics terminology

Genetics. Or is it genomics? Or genotyping? Genetic engineering?....More

Roy Roberson

James R. (Roy) Roberson began his career in agricultural communications as an assistant editor of agricultural research and teaching in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. When he retired from Auburn University in 2004, he was head of...

in Farm Press Blog Jan 28, 2011

One hungry planet

One-hungry planet--agriculture will need some help to feed a world population of 9 billion by the year 2043....More

Elton Robinson

Elton joined Delta Farm Press in March 1993, and was named editor of the publication in July 1997. He writes about agriculture-related issues for cotton, corn, soybean, rice and wheat producers in west Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and southeast Missouri. Elton worked as editor...

in Farm Press Blog Apr 16, 2015

A little perspective provides balance to IARC report on glyphosate

The International Agency for Research on Cancer surprised a lot of people when it classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. On what did it base the opinion?....More
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