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

GRAND FARM ONLINE
Oct 08, 2019

World’s First Fully Autonomous Farm by 2025?

Could the Grand Farm become the world’s first fully autonomous agriculture operation by 2025?
ED HAIN CLOSE
Oct 02, 2019

American Farmer Snuffed Out Saddam Hussein

Almost 30 years after Saddam Hussein put a match to 600-plus oil wells during the Gulf War, an American farmer, Ed Hain, lays claim to ending one of the most environmentally destructive war crimes ever recorded.
DLEAD
Sep 23, 2019

Randy Dowdy Smashes Soybean Yield Record, Busts 190 Bu.

Randy Dowdy just blew the bin doors off soybean yield world records, hitting 190.23 bushels per acre on 3.27 acres, and 179 bpa on 4.23 acres. The Georgia farmer broke his previous yield record of 171 bpa, set in 2016.
Justin Hoeft - JR Lucky Lures
Sep 18, 2019

Young Entrepreneur Finds Fishing Lure Success

Passion and drive give rise to first-generation business
IMG_6166
Sep 17, 2019

Opportunity Knocks: A Grain Salvage Farmer’s Remarkable Tale

After 22 years of crossing the U.S. with a nose for damaged crops, Dennis Haugen trades grain across the world and carries a memory packed with unique encounters.
Grain bin entrapments
Sep 16, 2019

It Can Happen to You

A collision course of dangers looms large in the weeks ahead.
EP LEAD
Sep 16, 2019

Private Property Victory As Feds Wave White Flag In ESA Fight

After a surreal, eight-year legal war over private property and an endangered frog, landowner Edward Poitevent has emerged with a victory over federal agency officials.
LEAD SCHU
Sep 10, 2019

Descent into Hell: Farmer Escapes Corn Tomb Death

When Arick Baker and Buddy Schumacher tumbled into corn flows, but emerged to tell harrowing tales separated by three years and 250 miles, the rookie and the veteran became remarkable survival exceptions.
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Sep 05, 2019

Hemp Pitfalls and Promise: Alarm Sounded by Midwest Grower

Pitfalls and promise make up a hemp cauldron set to high boil in 2019—yet the temperature will get even hotter, warns producer Chris Adams.