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.

Of multiple careers, farming’s been Robert Massey’s first love
Robert Massey was able to get a favorable forward contract on soybeans while the price was still good, and the Senatobia, Miss., producer says this year it’ll be soybeans only
Falling crop prices may impact land, cash rents
If farm income continues to slide, land prices and land rent will also have to come down, says Abbott Myers, chairman of Mississippi Land Bank.
Julie White: Avid advocate for American agriculture
Julie White has been named the first-ever Mississippi participant in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s prestigious two-year Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) class.
Lower commodity prices may pull down farmland prices
If lower prices for commodities continue long term, that will probably exert a downward pull on farmland prices and land rents, says Abbott Myers, chairman of the Mississippi Land Bank.
Proper use of polytubing can save billions of gallons of water
Delta growers often don’t get the most efficient use from irrigation polytubing, says Chris DeClerk, who says Pipe Planner software can save water, energy, and money.
Monitoring system determines crop moisture needs
Electronic probes inserted into the soil can determine water availability and help growers to make informed irrigation decisions.
Sensor system monitors soil water ‘bank account’
Peter Buss came all the way from Australia to tell Mississippi farmers how they can better monitor soil moisture to insure that their crops get the water they need, when they need it, in the right amount.
'Nightmare' plant bugs need careful management
Rotating chemistries is important for controlling plant bugs in cotton, says Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University.
Don’t let low prices cause you to skimp on fertility
“When we’re in a 63-cent cotton market, the first thing some growers want do is start cutting fertility rates, particularly potash,” says Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University. "But be careful — it can come back to bite you."
Mid-South Ginner organizations name officers
Holt Shoaf, Milan, Tenn., farmer and ginner, will serve as president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association for the year beginning April 1, 2015.
U.S. cotton: Quality continues a major emphasis
The National Cotton Ginners Association is supporting an effort to design a distinctive logo for bales of U.S.-grown and ginned cotton.
Larry Davis honored for long career as safety director for Southern Cotton Ginners Association
Thanks to Larry Davis' efforts over the past 22 years, and the cooperation and hard work of management and employees, Mid-South gins have amassed an enviable safety record.
Fear, inaccurate information surrounding pollinators issue
A state pollinator plan crafted by Mississippi organizations is being used as a model by other states."It's a very good plan," says Don Parker, National Cotton Council.
Declining aquifer an economic challenge for the Delta
Steps must be taken by agriculture to halt the decline in the Mississippi River Delta aquifer or risk having to comply with regulations that could be restrictive and onerous, says Chip Morgan.
2015 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Photo Album
Delta Farm Press editors were busy during the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, recording the faces of hundreds of attendees. Check out this gallery and see how many you recognize.
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