David Bennett

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.

Articles
farm bill, cotton, peanut, corn, wheat, soybean, house ag, senate ag
Agreement made on final version of farm bill, moves to full vote
House and Senate agriculture leaders Jan. 28 announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill.
U.S. cotton responds to Brazil's trade retaliation threat
The recent U.S. cotton issue has its origin in a dispute between U.S. and Brazil over U.S. cotton subsidies that was filed with the WTO in 2002. Two years later, the WTO found the U.S. cotton subsidies were illegal.
Senate farm bill draft released prior to mark-up
Prior to a May 14 mark-up of a new farm bill, the Senate Agriculture Committee released a draft of the legislation.
specialty, crops, hearing, House
Specialty crops take center stage at farm bill hearing
Specialty crops took center stage at a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing as panelists were complementary of proposed Senate immigration legislation.
Brazil, sugar, industry, subsidies, WTO, government
Brazil sugar industry receives massive government subsidies
A recent report shows the Brazilian sugar industry is being propped up by massive government subsidies.
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Agricultural interests backing Senate immigration reform plan
Agricultural interests are backing the Senate’s immigration reform legislation.
EPA, farmer, friendly, general, counsel
Will the EPA become more farmer friendly?
On Tuesday (April 16), the EPA’s senior agricultural counsel said clean energy and building bridges with the farming/ranching community will be priorities going forward.
Aging inland waterways infrastructure to be rehabbed?
An aging U.S. waterway infrastructure — which carries more than 60 percent of America’s grain and other commodity exports — may be set to get a funding boost from Congress that will allow for more than a facelift.
Agriculture watching closely as immigration reform heats up
Immigration reform continues to build momentum in Congress.
Drought leaves 2013 growing season vulnerable
Repercussions of the 2012 drought are set to challenge the 2013 growing season.
Agricultural research continues funding scramble
In recent years, university agricultural research funding has too often been short.
Southeast, Mid-South farms eligible for BP oil spill settlement
Farmers and agriculture-related businesses in much of the Southeast and Mid-South are eligible to be a part of the settlement stemming from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Southern agriculture gets legislative boost
Some good news: Agriculture in the South is set to get a boost of legislative gravitas and influence in 2013.
USDA chief economist: Bear stalks 2013 grains
A rebound from last year’s drought-stricken farmland means a bear is poised to bat down high grain prices.
‘Alternative sequestration’ proposal would end direct payments
Attempting to keep automatic spending cuts from taking effect on March 1, Senate Democrats, with White House backing, have proposed an alternative to the sequester.
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