Chris Bennett

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

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.

Posts by Chris Bennett

in Farm Press Blog Feb 26, 2014

Greenpeace knows no shame in Golden Rice battle

Golden rice, a means to prevent the deaths of millions of children from vitamin A deficiency, is actively opposed by groups like Greenpeace....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 24, 2014

Operation Danish Bacon is not about animal rights

The military should always be allowed to train surgeons with pigs or other live animals, despite protests from PETA....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 19, 2014

Mafia goodfellas pinched in fish and pineapple caper

How long does a fish packed with cocaine stay frozen? How many grams of coke can be stuffed into each fish and how many fish are required? In the....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 13, 2014

Angry Birds: Cockfighting alive and kicking across US

Cockfighting makes for strange bedfellows: Chicken farmer kings, Romanian princesses, derbies in Queens, and Angry Birds....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 10, 2014

Big Data is agriculture’s big blank on the map

Big Data is giant blank on the map and U.S. agriculture is charging right toward it. Nobody, including farmers, gets to opt out of the unintended....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 06, 2014

Farmer dragged into harvester escapes with life

Severely mangled and trapped in the rollers of a potato harvester, Darren Taylor literally held on for life: "I had to stay awake to keep out of that....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 04, 2014

Who killed the Big Lebowski of Belgium?

Whodunnit: Who killed the Big Lebowski of Belgium — Titus Clarysse?....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 03, 2014

Benchmark GM crop contamination case a bitter tale

A landmark court case involving GM contamination of organic crops has torn a farming community apart....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 29, 2014

How to create an epic environmental disaster

Suck out enough water and the well goes dry: The Aral Sea’s disappearance is a benchmark reminder that water choices have pay-to-play consequences....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 27, 2014

Big Ag goes organic (Come again?)

There’s a trillion dollars riding on the global produce market and Big Ag is moving toward a much larger non-GMO and organic share....More
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