Chris Bennett

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Recent Stories by Chris Bennett

Revenge of the Wild Pigs Goes Toxic

Nov 13, 2017 by Chris Bennett
Proliferation of wild pig populations necessarily means a persistent bleed on farm profits. Dale Nolte, national coordinator for the NFSDMP, leads USDA’s nationwide effort to reduce the impact of wild pigs.

Dicamba Lawsuits Mounting

Sep 14, 2017 by Chris Bennett
The dicamba lawsuit line begins with Bill Bader and his claims of extensive crop damage, but take a number because the queue is growing longer as more farmers file complaints against BASF and Monsanto.

Texas Cotton: Bitter Loss, Insurance Irony

Sep 06, 2017 by Chris Bennett
With Harvey bearing down on their farmland, Bob and Robby Reed were sprinting against a cruel clock. Corn, grain sorghum and rice were cut and safely stored. Pickers rolling, the father and son had 500 acres of cotton b

Crop Tour's Good, Bad and Unforgettable

Aug 24, 2017 by Chris Bennett

Chip Flory has a tight grip on agriculture۪s ultimate tape measure. When an army of 150 scouts from 12 countries marches across U.S. farmland and spills into corn rows armed with ropes and smartphones, Flory knows the

Crop Tour Scouts Weigh-In on Expectations

Aug 21, 2017 by Chris Bennett
As the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour makes its first round of corn and soybean checks today, several long-time tour scouts weighed in with Farm Journal editors on what they expect to see.
Mark Bernard, a crop consultan