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 May 01, 2013

A new farm bill, specialty crops and onerous government regulations

Will specialty crops maintain a prominent place at the negotiating table when the new farm bill write-up begins in mid-May?....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 24, 2013

EPA becoming more farmer friendly?

The EPA’s senior agricultural counsel said clean energy and building bridges with the farming/ranching community will be priorities going forward....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 24, 2013

Slow resolution of USDA minority discrimination suit stokes fires of bitterness

Tired of waiting for resolution of Pigford II, the Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association has filed a petition for writ of....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 20, 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 20, 2012

As farm bill falters the fat lady sings a dirge

The House will have been in session eight days from August 4 through mid-November. That is an outrage. It is especially an outrage in the face of a....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 01, 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 10, 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 Nov 30, 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 28, 2011

South Korea, FTAs and word association

Consider these words: “partisan government, teargas, and anger over income inequality.” To the average American, those eight words....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 14, 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
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