Blog Contributors

Rebecca Bearden

Rebecca Bearden is the daughter of an Alabama cattleman and a graduate of
Auburn University. She works as a Conservation Education Programs Specialist
with the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

in Farm Press Blog Jun 28, 2014

Lonesome oak is lasting tribute to father, friend

Thank you, Lonesome, for befriending three generations of Beardens. We promise you will never feel Lonesome again....More

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 12, 2013

White House 2014 budget: USDA, crop insurance and conservation programs take hit

The White House budget proposal for 2014 would do away with direct payments to farmers and slash funding for the USDA....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 May 02, 2013

Farmland — gold you can eat

Talk of bubbles or crashes hasn’t put a dent in the farmland market, and if the end is nigh — nobody is blinking....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 09, 2011

Government proposal jeopardizes rural life, work ethic

Some wounds were caused during work as a teenager on the Blake family’s ‘choose and cut’ Christmas tree farm — the state’s oldest Christmas tree operation at the time....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

Boosting federal investment tax credits and accelerated depreciation schedules for railroads could mean millions of dollars annually in savings to the U.S. soybean industry....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 Nov 12, 2012

2nd Annual Cotton Photo Contest winners announced

Congratulations to our winners!! I have been very pleased with the response for the contest and I want to thank everyone that entered and voted on our 2nd annual 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...

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 Jul 14, 2014

Southeast could help ease burden of over-centralized production

This is certainly not to suggest a wholesale relocation of the Corn Belt to the Southeast, but there’s potential here for some expansion of irrigation, while other regions of the country have clearly reached their limits....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 01, 2013

USDA Planting Intentions timing off for Southern corn producers

Southern corn growers are at a disadvantage when it comes to the release date of USDA's March Planting Intentions report....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 Mar 31, 2011

An energy-independent U.S.

President Obama, in a speech today outlining his administration’s national energy policy, set a goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third over the next decade....More
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