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. You can contact him by emailing [email protected].

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. You can contact him by emailing [email protected].

Articles By Chris Bennett

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Sep 29, 2020

Predator Tractor Unleashed on Farmland by Ag’s True Maverick

A blacked-out John Deere tractor is running the rows, courtesy of Robert Precht, one of American agriculture’s true mavericks.

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Sep 23, 2020

Farm Iron Reborn: M&W Gears Up

The M&W farm equipment name, a storied link in the history of agricultural machinery, has returned to the rows.

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Sep 22, 2020

Beaters and Blades: New Tech Targets Grain Bin Deaths

Grain bin death is a reality for dozens of farmers each year, but Shawn Gengerke, believes he's found a safety solution: Bin SumpPRO, a system of beaters and blades to break, cut, and clear clumps that clog sump flow.

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Sep 15, 2020

Farmer's Barn Find Reveals Lost Masterpiece Forgotten by History

Preserved inside a barn for decades, the miraculous tale of a lost $500,000 painting is packed with mystery, razor-slim margins, bizarre circumstances, and a family intent on sharing an incredible find.

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Sep 14, 2020

Evil Grain: The Wild Tale of History’s Biggest Crop Insurance Scam

One of the most devastating crop insurance frauds in history allowed willing farmers to collect on fake claims and sell hidden yields. At a minimum, $100 million was stolen at all levels of the agriculture industry.

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Aug 25, 2020

Farmland Detective Finds Grave of Youngest Civil War Soldier?

Civil War graves of child soldiers, slave cemeteries, and much more, Robert Wright is a farmland detective intent on uncovering forgotten American history.

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Aug 25, 2020

Phosphorus Time Bomb for Agriculture? Myth and Reality

What is the future of phosphorus, the 11th most abundant mineral on the planet, and a vital component of every farm on the planet?

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Aug 17, 2020

Sustainability: Better Practiced Than Defined

Take good care of cows, topsoil and water, and good things happen.

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Aug 11, 2020

Naked Farmer Smashes Convention, Pockets $670,000 Savings

Rick Clark farms butt-naked and reports savings of $670,000 per year on diesel, synthetic nitrogen, potash, lime, MAP, and chemistry.