Blog Contributors

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.

in Farm Press Blog Apr 22, 2013

Will the EPA become more farmer friendly?

Senior EPA agriculture counsel wants to build bridges to farming community....More

Chris Bennett

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...

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 of children....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...

in Farm Press Blog Dec 10, 2012

Latest PETA scam wrestles dollars from your wallet

The people at PETA must sleep at night dreaming up scamming visions designed to finagle you – the John Q. Public – out of your hard-earned money to support its anti-meat, pro-vegetarian agenda....More

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 May 09, 2013

Incentives to U.S. railroads could boost ag shipments, save millions for farmers

Tax and other incentives to railroads could mean millions of dollars in benefits to U.S. agriculture, according to a new study for the United Soybean Board....More

Slate Canon

Slate Canon joined Farm Press in 2006 as an associate editor, with primary responsibility for the company's Web sites, daily newsletter, and other electronic products.

in Farm Press Blog May 10, 2013

2nd Annual ‘Springtime in the Southwest’ photo contest winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual ‘Springtime in the Southwest’ photo contest!....More

Harry Cline

Harry's 33-year journalism career covers both daily newspapers and agricultural magazines. He was Western Farm Press' first editor and has more than 25 years of experience covering all aspects of high value, irrigated Western agriculture. He is a former member of the California Chapter...

in Farm Press Blog May 01, 2012

Chasing rabbit trails may be over when it comes to BSE reporting

Finally, media outlets from coast to coast have gotten the message. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)—once coined as Mad Cow Disease by reporters and news anchors across America—is a rare disease in cattle and poses little threat to the public, thanks to an effective safety system established years ago and designed to protect the....More

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....

in Farm Press Blog Jan 07, 2013

Views of rural America, U.S. agriculture range from less relevant to resurgent

Two starkly different views of rural America and U.S. agriculture emerged in recent weeks — one hopeful and optimistic, the other discouraging and maybe even a bit cynical....More

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 Apr 02, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers

USDA NASS Planting Intentions comes too late in season for Southern corn growers....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 18, 2011

An online glossary of genetics terminology

The National Corn Growers Association is offering an online Research Glossary to help farmers better understand programs such as the corn genome sequence and discuss terms such as genomics....More
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