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Chris BennettTechnology and Issues Editor

Writing from the level land of the Delta just outside of Clarksdale, Miss., Bennett has blogged for several years on agriculture, surrounded by cotton and plenty of cottonmouths.
Writing from the level land of the Delta just outside of Clarksdale, Miss., Bennett has blogged for several years on agriculture, surrounded by cotton and plenty of cottonmouths.

Articles By Chris Bennett

Aug 14, 2019

Farmers Exposed by U.S.–China Long Game

Food is a vital card in America’s hand
Aug 12, 2019

Shrimp Makes Cents In The Heartland

Diversification, tight grip on costs help Illinois farm thrive
Aug 06, 2019

Future Shock: Farmers Exposed by US-China Long Game

No matter how the current tariff war ends, a roller coaster ride for U.S. farmers may be only just beginning in the long game of U.S.-China economic competition.
Jul 16, 2019

The Gravedigger’s Tale: Farm Venture Turns Into Ministry

David Heidt is far more than a gravedigger—he is a minister of comfort. Beneath the ground of Heidt’s farmland, 2,500 meticulous horse burials testify to his care and service.
Jul 15, 2019

Coat and Protect Seeds

From a self-made machine to a reliable retailer, four farmers share their experiences with treating soybeans
Jul 10, 2019

Stress Hell: Farmer Relies on Independent Seed Testing

When Terry Wellmann plucked corn hybrid samples and drove the seed two hours west for testing in South Dakota, he picked a benchmark planting season—stress hell—to have his seed examined at an independent lab.
Jul 09, 2019

DIY Seed Treatment on the Farm?

Treating seed on the farm carries appeal for many growers, whether attracted by savings, control or planting logistics.
Jun 24, 2019

Kicking Bass: Teenage Entrepreneur Finds Fishing Lure Success

Kicking bass and taking names, JR Lucky Lures is a bootstrap business fueled by teenaged Justin Hoeft and boosted by National FFA Organization guidance, Fish on.
Jun 21, 2019

Tracking Margins Made Simple

A new app helps farmers monitor input costs and identify break-even points