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

JR1
Jan 14, 2020

Rat Hunting with the Dogs of War, Farming’s Greatest Show on Legs

Welcome to four hours of rat hell and a hunt like no other. Jordan Reed is tackling one of agriculture’s most pervasive financial drains—rats, and his dog pack may be farming’s greatest show on legs.

THILMONY LEAD NDSU
Jan 07, 2020

Tortoise vs. Hare: Anthony Thilmony’s Patient Approach to Farming

Hidden beneath Anthony Thilmony’s farmland, along with ample moisture, microbial activity galore, and an army of earthworms, is a 35-year-old tale of change.

Dollars and drops
Jan 02, 2020

Dollars and Drops

Irrigation is a union of profit and conservation

TE LEAD bp
Dec 17, 2019

Grain or Grass, Teff Fits on Right Farm

Grain or forage grass, the tough nature of teff can be a fit on the right farming operation.

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Dec 16, 2019

Cotton Acreage Plunge in 2020?

How deep a dip for cotton acreage in 2020? With producers saddled by anemic prices and the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, a cotton cut up to 3 million acres is a possibility.

Jamie Lawhorne, con artist
Dec 13, 2019

Breaking Bad

Meet one of the most infamous con artists ever to crash U.S. agriculture

Historic photos from North Dakota
Dec 11, 2019

Gone With the Wind

The short- and long-term value of soil health

Hemp litigation
Dec 05, 2019

Hemp Contracts Crucial as Litigation Jumps

The devil is in the details as this crop is harvested

Rhoda Rein & Darren Miller
Nov 27, 2019

The Curious Case of An Agriculture Loan Denied

How a simple loan application turned into anything but