Hembree Brandon

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.

Articles
FFA teams package 35,000 meals for needy at Farm and Gin Show
FFA members from three Tennessee chapters joined forces at the 2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show to package 35,000 meals for the needy in the region.
Don’t gamble on rainfall for peanut water needs
Thirty percent: That’s how much chance a peanut grower in the Southeast has of getting the water the crop will need during the season to reach its full potential, based on more than 50 years of weather data.
Fine-tune irrigation and fertilizer to help maximize corn yields
Matching corn's water and fertility needs to key growth stages can help to maximize yields, says Erick Larson.
Mid-South cotton gins honored for excellence in safety
Sixteen Mid-South cotton gins earned the coveted Diamond Award for outstanding safety programs in 2014, up from 10 in 2013.
Early season insect control pays in peanuts
Early season insect pests are among the biggest problems for Mississippi peanut growers, says Jeff Gore, associate Extension and research professor at the Delta Research and Extension Center at Stoneville , Miss.
Daniel Parrish and Alex Mayfield
‘Little land mines’ a threat to peanut yield
"Llittle land mines” produced by southern blight can take a bite out of peanut yields, and Mississippi growers need to be aware of how to find the disease and how to deal with it, says Alan Henn.
Promising peanut varieties in the pipeline
Mississippi growers have some really good peanut varieties to choose from — and better ones are on the way, says Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension peanut specialist.
Research pushes peanut yields ever higher
Major increases in peanut yields in the U.S. are “a really outstanding picture of what growers have been able to achieve by utilizing research that has given them improved varieties and production systems,” says Marshall Lamb.
2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show opens today
The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show opens today, Feb. 27, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Soil temperature is important when planting peanuts
“If you can possibly do so, wait for soil temperatures in the 68-70 degree range to plant peanuts,” says Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension peanut specialist.
Another big day for 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
The second day of the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show opens today at the downtown Memphis Cook Convention Center. More than 400 exhibitors will be participating.
Photo Gallery: 2015 Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association
Photos from the 2015 annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association.
Pollinator issues remain a concern for agriculture
Issues surrounding the health and decline of honeybees and other pollinators continue to be a major focus of agriculture, says Don Parker, IPM manager for the National Cotton Council.
Grower participation in politics vital for peanuts and ag, lobbyist says
Farmers need to become more involved in the political process if they want to continue to have meaningful government farm programs, says Bob Redding, The Redding Firm, Washington, D.C.
Mississippi Peanut Growers memorial scholarship honors Don Self
A scholarship honoring the late Don Self, Hamilton, Miss., peanut producer and National Peanut Board member, has been created by the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association.
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