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These are the farmer stories we told in 2016These are the farmer stories we told in 2016

Across the Mid-South there is a diverse group of men and women producing the crops which support much of the region's economy. Each has a unique story. Here are some we told in 2016.

Forrest Laws, David Bennettand 2 more

December 29, 2016

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Young farmers setting yield records. The spread of cover crops. Farmers taking different approaches to control of weeds — in particular, resistant pigweed. Conservation of natural resources. Adoption of new technologies.

Multi-generation farm families.

Two who have seen so much of the history of Mid-South agriculture.

And one farmer’s determined battle with disease.

These are just some of the farmers and their families featured in Delta Farm Press during 2016.

About the Author(s)

Forrest Laws

Forrest Laws, senior director of content for Farm Press, spent 10 years with The Memphis Press-Scimitar before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He now oversees the content creation for Delta, Southeast, Southwest and Western Farm Press. He resides in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a missile launch officer in the U.S. Air Force before resuming his career in journalism with The Press-Scimitar.

David Bennett

Associate Editor, Delta Farm Press

David Bennett, associate editor for Delta Farm Press, is an Arkansan. He worked with a daily newspaper before joining Farm Press in 1994. Bennett writes about legislative and crop related issues in the Mid-South states.

Hembree Brandon

Editorial director, Farm Press

Hembree Brandon, editorial director, grew up in Mississippi and worked in public relations and edited weekly newspapers before joining Farm Press in 1973. He has served in various editorial positions with the Farm Press publications, in addition to writing about political, legislative, environmental, and regulatory issues.

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