Chris Bennett

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Farm Journal Technology and Issues Editor
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Recent Stories by Chris Bennett


Meet The Father Of Six-Row Corn

Jul 17, 2018 by Chris Bennett
In the spring of 1975, Ed Hain rolled the dice and planted several six-row strips of corn and soybeans, kicking off 15-year average of roughly 50 extra bushels of corn yield per acre.

New Corn Eats Sun, Boosts Yield

Jul 03, 2018 by Chris Bennett
Bring on the sun. The first photosynthetic trait in corn is moving toward farmland and shows a strong yield bump in field trials, consistently adding bushels in the high single digits.

Farmland Is Hiding Loads Of Buried Treasure

Jun 05, 2018 by Chris Bennett
Farmland often serves as a giant time capsule. Arrowheads, fossils, petrified wood, meteorites, marbles, coins, buttons and bullets are a portion of an endless list pulled straight from the trappings of yesteryear.
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Farmers Seek Relief From Pipeline Damage

May 15, 2018 by Chris Bennett
Two farmers had ground turned upside-down by a pipeline. Compounding the growers’ frustration, the government is allowing the pipeline to conduct a soil investigation on the same farmland it is accused of ruining.