Chris Bennett

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

A native of Helena, Ark., Bennett grew up overseas, returning to the U.S. to earn his bachelor's degree at Missouri State University.

He has worked in a variety of environments abroad and in the U.S., including high school teaching positions in Israel and Arkansas, as well as an editor in Springfield, Mo.

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

Posts by Chris Bennett

in Farm Press Blog Mar 21, 2013

Golden rice battle only just beginning

Golden rice has become a lightning rod issue, with anti-GMO campaigners putting up fierce resistance to a crop that could save the lives of millions....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 28, 2013

Love your dog? Thank a farmer

In an agriculture industry increasingly reliant on complex technology, dogs herd sheep; watch over cattle; detect invasive pests and plants hiding in....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 11, 2013

Super Bowl farmer ad whitewashes America?

Sometimes an ad is simply an ad. Less than 24 hours after Dodge ran a two-minute commercial during the Super Bowl, race hustlers were already banging....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 04, 2013

Indian farmer suicides a case of misplaced GM blame

The tragedy of Indian farmer suicides can be attributed to a complex host of factors, and consigning blame for the suicides to Monsanto and corporate....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 25, 2013

Fire ants vs. Benadryl a battle of pain

A fire ant attack is a moment of blind panic; an initial frozen blink of time when you realize you’re being swarmed by ant devils. Panic steps aside....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 16, 2013

Road to Damascus change for anti-GM apostle Mark Lynas

In a shot heard round the GM world, Mark Lynas, a pioneer in the anti-GM movement, came out as a full-fledged advocate of GM crops and his reversal....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 06, 2012

Forensic marker dogs on trail of metal thieves

Welcome to the golden age of copper theft. For thieves, copper is the trump card, and its value has steadily risen since 2002, when the value dipped....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 29, 2012

PETA and the death of sanity

It’s unfair to label People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as an extremist organization. Giving PETA that tag is an unjust, terrible insult to....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 19, 2012

World’s greatest squirrel hunter abandons dying friend

There is something indescribably pure about squirrel hunting. Deer hunting can bring derangement and dishonesty, but squirrel hunting offers less....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 03, 2012

A glass of Hitler Cabernet with a Mussolini chaser

Sticking Adolf Hitler on a wine label would be marketing death for most wineries. Yet, Lunardelli winery is turning shock-value into dollars by....More
Connect With Us
Blog Archive
Continuing Education Courses
This CE course is accredited for hours in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The content focuses...
New Course
The 2,000 member Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) Herbicide Resistance Action...
New Course
The course details six of the primary diseases affecting citrus: Huanglongbing (Citrus...

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×